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March 28, 2008

Wiper take-back






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows a quick tip on the forehand groundstroke. By inverting the racket face on the take back it is easier to create the windshield wiper forehand.

March 23, 2008

"C" Swing






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii explains the "C" swing.


March 21, 2008

Best footwork drills







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu Hawaii shows the best footwork drills for tennis.


March 17, 2008

Catch & Throw






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John McDermott, Punahou Physical Education Teacher and Tennis Coach shows a mini tennis drill with students using catching rackets and no rackets. Players must "catch" the ball and throw it back over to the opponent's side. Play two out of three points and the winner stays on the champ side.

March 16, 2008

Shoulder Strength






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Todd Ellenbecker, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, USPTA tests the shoulder strength of some tennis players.

Rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. Most tears occur in the supraspinatus muscle, but other parts of the cuff may be involved. In this video, Shelley Fey demonstrates 7 exercises that can strengthen your shoulder joint to prevent rotator cuff injuries. Shelly is a Physical Education Teacher at Punahou School.

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".

TODD S. ELLENBECKER, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, USPTA
CURRICULUM VITAE:

EDUCATION:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Massachusetts General Hospital: Institute of Health Professions, 2006
Master of Science - Exercise Physiology
Arizona State University, 1989
Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy, Graduated with Honors
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, 1985

SPECIALIZATION:
Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) (1991 - Present).
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) (2000 - Present).

CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Tennis Teaching Professional, USPTA (P-1), (1990-Present)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (1990-Present)
American Heart Association CPR (Continuous)
American Red Cross Emergency Responder (2001-Present).

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES:
Chairman, United States Tennis Association Sports Science Committee (2003-Present)
Vice Chairman, USTA Sports Science Committee (2002)
Member, USTA Sports Science Committee (1989-2002)
FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Faculty member (1999-Present).
U of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy (2001-Present).

ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
British Tennis Coaches Association Honorary International Member (2006-Present)
North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Editorial Board (2005-Present)
Chairman of Physiotherapy Associates Institutional Review Board(IRB) (2004-Present)
Member NSCA Student Research Grant Subcommittee (1996-2002)
Chairman of the APTA Sports Section's Shoulder Special Interest Group (1995-2002)
Member APTA's Subcommittee for Research Proposals and Abstracts (1995-1997)

CONSULTANT:
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP Tennis Tour) (1990-2007).
Theraband Research Advisory Committee (TRAC), Hygenic Corporation (1997-Present).
Arizona State University Men's Tennis Team (2000-Present).
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (1989-Present).
San Francisco Giants Baseball Club (1989-1995).
Oakland Athletics Baseball Club (1989-1993).

March 13, 2008

Castles & Dungeons







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Lori LaFevre, USPTA, Punahou School plays a game of "Castles and Dungeons" with the Kindergarten Class at Punahou School. Also, examples of Castles and Dungeons for 1st and 2nd graders are played over regular sized tennis nets and by using the Quickstart method.

March 9, 2008

No pain, no gain?






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Todd Ellenbecker, USPTA, Prince Advisory Staff Member is the ATP Director of Sports Medicine. Ellenbecker remains the clinic director at Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will work with the other physical therapists, physicians and players on the ATP tour providing injury preventions evaluations. Ellenbecker and Paul Roetert, Ph.D., USPTA, also recently published the second edtion of "Complete Conditioning for Tennis," which is available from Human Kinetics Publishers.


TODD S. ELLENBECKER, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, USPTA
CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Massachusetts General Hospital: Institute of Health Professions, 2006
Master of Science - Exercise Physiology
Arizona State University, 1989
Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy, Graduated with Honors
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, 1985

SPECIALIZATION:
Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) (1991 - Present).
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) (2000 - Present).

CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Tennis Teaching Professional, USPTA (P-1), (1990-Present)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (1990-Present)
American Heart Association CPR (Continuous)
American Red Cross Emergency Responder (2001-Present).

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES:
Chairman, United States Tennis Association Sports Science Committee (2003-Present)
Vice Chairman, USTA Sports Science Committee (2002)
Member, USTA Sports Science Committee (1989-2002)
FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Faculty member (1999-Present).
U of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy (2001-Present).

ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
British Tennis Coaches Association Honorary International Member (2006-Present)
North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Editorial Board (2005-Present)
Chairman of Physiotherapy Associates Institutional Review Board(IRB) (2004-Present)
Member NSCA Student Research Grant Subcommittee (1996-2002)
Chairman of the APTA Sports Section's Shoulder Special Interest Group (1995-2002)
Member APTA's Subcommittee for Research Proposals and Abstracts (1995-1997)

CONSULTANT:
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP Tennis Tour) (1990-2007).
Theraband Research Advisory Committee (TRAC), Hygenic Corporation (1997-Present).
Arizona State University Men's Tennis Team (2000-Present).
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (1989-Present).
San Francisco Giants Baseball Club (1989-1995).
Oakland Athletics Baseball Club (1989-1993).


March 8, 2008

Muscle Imbalance







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Todd Ellenbecker, USPTA, Prince Advisory Staff Member is the ATP Director of Sports Medicine. Ellenbecker remains the clinic director at Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will work with the other physical therapists, physicians and players on the ATP tour providing injury preventions evaluations. Ellenbecker and Paul Roetert, Ph.D., USPTA, also recently published the second edition of "Complete Conditioning for Tennis," which is available from Human Kinetics Publishers.

TODD S. ELLENBECKER, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, USPTA
CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Massachusetts General Hospital: Institute of Health Professions, 2006
Master of Science - Exercise Physiology
Arizona State University, 1989
Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy, Graduated with Honors
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, 1985

SPECIALIZATION:
Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) (1991 - Present).
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) (2000 - Present).

CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Tennis Teaching Professional, USPTA (P-1), (1990-Present)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (1990-Present)
American Heart Association CPR (Continuous)
American Red Cross Emergency Responder (2001-Present).

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES:
Chairman, United States Tennis Association Sports Science Committee (2003-Present)
Vice Chairman, USTA Sports Science Committee (2002)
Member, USTA Sports Science Committee (1989-2002)
FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Faculty member (1999-Present).
U of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy (2001-Present).

ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
British Tennis Coaches Association Honorary International Member (2006-Present)
North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Editorial Board (2005-Present)
Chairman of Physiotherapy Associates Institutional Review Board(IRB) (2004-Present)
Member NSCA Student Research Grant Subcommittee (1996-2002)
Chairman of the APTA Sports Section's Shoulder Special Interest Group (1995-2002)
Member APTA's Subcommittee for Research Proposals and Abstracts (1995-1997)

CONSULTANT:
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP Tennis Tour) (1990-2007).
Theraband Research Advisory Committee (TRAC), Hygenic Corporation (1997-Present).
Arizona State University Men's Tennis Team (2000-Present).
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (1989-Present).
San Francisco Giants Baseball Club (1989-1995).
Oakland Athletics Baseball Club (1989-1993).

March 5, 2008

Wall hitting






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School explains the proper way to practice your volleys against the wall. Wall hitting is an excellent way to heighten your reflexes and improve your hand-eye coordination.

March 2, 2008

Fake or Poach






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"Fake or Poach, but never stand there," is a quote by Dave Porter, EdD, Master Professional, USPTA. Dave is the head men's and women's tennis coach for BYU Hawaii. This video shows examples of faking and poaching in doubles.