This physical and mental training manual arms athletes, coaches, parents, and sports scientists with an easy-to-follow, seven-point plan to enhance performance, limit injuries, and help tennis players avoid overtraining and burnout. Delivering practical tips and techniques that integrate the numerous factors influencing tennis performances into year-round training plans and schedules, the manual outlines key strategies such as structured on-court training, guidance on smart training and playing, and survival tips for staying healthy and keeping athletes playing at the top of their game.
Carl Petersen is a physiotherapist and fitness coach for players ranging from club-level to ATP-, ITF-, and WTA-ranked pros. He is a former director of sport medicine and science for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and traveled on the World Cup circuit from 1984 to 2003 as a physiotherapist and fitness coach. He is a partner and director of high performance training at City Sports and Physiotherapy Clinics in Vancouver, Canada. Nina Nittinger is a former professional tennis player, a certified tennis coach for the German and Swiss Tennis Federation, and a mental trainer for professional athletes.