Long Term Athletic Development: Considerations Within Tennis – A Practical Approach, Part 2

The aim of this group of articles is to provide evidenced-based practical considerations on how LTAD can be implemented within tennis clubs, regardless of facilities, number of players or coaches working in the program. Part One of this series emphasized the importance of how motor skill and strength development should work alongside the delivery of tennis coaching. As discussed, strength …

Jonathan Fraser

CTPS, MTPS Owner of Science in Tennis; Strength and Conditioning Coach, Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise

Long Term Athletic Development: Considerations Within Tennis – A Practical Approach, Part One

Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) refers to an athletic progression in young people that improves their health, wellbeing and physical performance, reduces their risk of injury, and enhances their psycho-social development. This multifaceted, non-linear process requires coaches and sport scientists to be adaptable and to understand how children’s anatomy and physiology varies (Lloyd et al., 2016). Recent evidence regarding LTAD …

Jonathan Fraser

CTPS, MTPS Owner of Science in Tennis; Strength and Conditioning Coach, Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise