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June 28, 2006

Changeovers

Brad Yates, HiLevel Coaching service, talks about 6 important steps to be used on the changeovers.


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Learning New Skills

David T. Porter Ed.D. USPTA Master Professional, Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach for BYU-Hawaii talks about teaching new skills.


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June 27, 2006

Whittle for slice

Issa Cohen, USPTA gives a tip on putting slice on the serve.


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June 26, 2006

Feeding tip

Bernard Gusman, Director of Tennis, Punahou School talks about feeding techniques.

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Eyes, Ears, Receptors

Todd Ellenbecker talks about the key senses of balance.

Todd Ellenbecker is a Chairman of the USTA Sport Science Committee and is also a physical therapist and clinic director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.

In addition, he is a certified sports clinical specialist, an orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is the chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee.

Todd has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, with a specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal adaptations in elite tennis players. He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as training techniques to enhance performance and prevent injuries in tennis players.

He is the author of several books, "The Elbow in Sport", "Complete Conditioning for Tennis", "Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise", and Examination of the Shoulder", and is the editor of the second edition of "Knee Ligament Rehabilitation", and co-editor of "The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance

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June 24, 2006

Medicine Ball (1)

Mike Nishihara and Todd Ellenbecker show two medicine ball workouts. Mike is the newest member of the USTA Coaching Education and Sport Science staff. Mike is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Mike is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds a Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

While in graduate school, Mike served as Dr. Jack Groppel's teaching and research assistant and was also a part-time strength and conditioning coach for the varsity teams. Mike has worked at Saddlebrook Resort as the Director of Fitness and Sports Conditioning and at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport as the Director for the Center of Athletic Development.

He has had the opportunity to work with numerous junior and professional athletes from a variety of different sports. Some of the professional tennis players Mike has worked with are Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Chanda Rubin, Jelena Dokic, Elena Dementieva, and James Blake.

Todd Ellenbecker is a Chairman of the USTA Sport Science Committee and is also a physical therapist and clinic director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.

In addition, he is a certified sports clinical specialist, an orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is the chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee.

Todd has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, with a specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal adaptations in elite tennis players. He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as training techniques to enhance performance and prevent injuries in tennis players.

He is the author of several books, "The Elbow in Sport", "Complete Conditioning for Tennis", "Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise", and Examination of the Shoulder", and is the editor of the second edition of "Knee Ligament Rehabilitation", and co-editor of "The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance".



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Wiper Followthrough

Johnny Rozesstta, Former Jamaican Davis Cup and ATP player gives a tip on the forehand followthrough.

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June 21, 2006

"Ring the Bell"

Jerry Hubbard, USPTA. Jerry has 1st and 2nd graders warm up with running around a cone and then progresses to a game of "Ring the Bell."


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Hyperangulation

Todd Ellenbecker is a Chairman of the USTA Sport Science Committee and is also a physical therapist and clinic director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.

In addition, he is a certified sports clinical specialist, an orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is the chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee.

Todd has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, with a specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal adaptations in elite tennis players. He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as training techniques to enhance performance and prevent injuries in tennis players.

He is the author of several books, "The Elbow in Sport", "Complete Conditioning for Tennis", "Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise", and Examination of the Shoulder", and is the editor of the second edition of "Knee Ligament Rehabilitation", and co-editor of "The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance".

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June 20, 2006

Monster Walk

Mike Nishihara is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the USA Tennis High Performance program. Nishihara is based at the USA Tennis High Performance Training Center in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Nishihara is responsible for planning and implementing physical testing and training programs for players and to educate players and coaches on issues of strength training, conditioning, injury prevention and treatment. The USA Tennis High Performance program is charged with facilitating the development of world-class American tennis champions.

Nishihara brings more than 15 years of experience in fitness testing, sport science and strength and conditioning training. Most recently he was Director of Fitness and Sports Conditioning at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla., where he oversaw operations, programs and services provided by the fitness center. He has worked with many professional tennis players over the years, including Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Chanda Rubin, James Blake, Mardy Fish, Jelena Dokic and Elena Dementieva.

"Mike brings a wealth of knowledge in strength and conditioning and the sports sciences that will benefit our players and coaches training in Key Biscayne and throughout the country," said Paul Lubbers, Director, Coaching Education, USA Tennis High Performance. "He has a proven track record with world-class athletes in tennis and other disciplines."

Before working at Saddlebrook, Nishihara was Director of the Center for Athletic Development at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis, where he developed athletic programs and directed Athletic Development Camps. He also has worked with NFL and NBA players, and worked with the Indiana Pacers strength and conditioning department.

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June 19, 2006

Hip Stretch

Todd Ellenbecker is a Chairman of the USTA Sport Science Committee and is also a physical therapist and clinic director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.

In addition, he is a certified sports clinical specialist, an orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is the chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee.

Todd has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, with a specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal adaptations in elite tennis players. He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as training techniques to enhance performance and prevent injuries in tennis players.

He is the author of several books, "The Elbow in Sport", "Complete Conditioning for Tennis", "Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise", and Examination of the Shoulder", and is the editor of the second edition of "Knee Ligament Rehabilitation", and co-editor of "The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance".

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June 18, 2006

One Leg Test

Todd Ellenbecker is a Chairman of the USTA Sport Science Committee and is also a physical therapist and clinic director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.

In addition, he is a certified sports clinical specialist, an orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is the chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee.

Todd has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, with a specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal adaptations in elite tennis players. He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as training techniques to enhance performance and prevent injuries in tennis players.

He is the author of several books, "The Elbow in Sport", "Complete Conditioning for Tennis", "Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise", and Examination of the Shoulder", and is the editor of the second edition of "Knee Ligament Rehabilitation", and co-editor of "The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance".


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June 10, 2006

Russian Followthrough

Michiyo Kato, USPTA is splitscreened with the 2006 semi-finalist at the French Open, 17 year old Nicole Vaidisova. Comparisons are made on their followthrough.

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June 6, 2006

Fastest Serve 1976

Lee Couillard, Wilson TEAM Member, USPTA splitscreen Scott Carnahan and Max Mirny. Scott Carnahan clocked the fastest serve in 1976 (137 mph) with a 65 square inch Yonex OPS aluminum racket.


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June 2, 2006

Shots showing dynamic balance

Lee Couillard, WIlson TEAM Member, USPTA shows different examples of dynamic balance.


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June 1, 2006

Dynamic Balance

Mike Bruggemann, USPTA, Punahou School demonstrates the backhand overhead smash showing dynamic balance.


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