The new Sports Training book
Carl Petersen and Nina Nittinger
FIT TO PLAY-TENNIS:
High Performance Training Tips (2nd Edition)
ISBN # 0-9722759-5-9
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This physical and mental training manual arms athletes, coaches, parents, and sports scientists with a bullet-point guide to designing high performance training programs that work. Learn how to enhance performance, limit injuries, and avoid overtraining and burnout by following the practical tips and techniques outlined in the six S's of training:
- Structured training and practice
- Structured yearly planning and periodization
- Structured environment
- Structured mental training
- Structured physical and medical assessments
- Structured recovery and injury prevention
This illustrated guide to intelligent, effective tennis development integrates all the factors influencing tennis performance into year-round programs to keep athletes playing at the top of their game.
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About the Authors:
Carl Petersen BPE,BSc(PT).
Carl is a Partner and Director of High Performance Training at City
Sports & Physiotherapy
Clinics in Vancouver, Canada. He currently works with
from club level to those traveling
on the WTA, ATP, and ITF Tours. He lectures internationally to physical therapists, coaches, and physicians, most recently in England, the United States,
Australia, Brazil, and Switzerland. He was the dedicated
physiotherapist at the Olympic
Winter Games in Calgary, Albertville and Lillehammer.
He was the Director of Sport Medicine and Science for
the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and has
traveled on the World Cup Ski Circuit from 1984-2003
as the Physiotherapist and Fitness Coach. He is a Level
2 Tennis Coach, Level 3 Ski Coach, and
Level 4 National Coaching Certification Program (candidate).
Carl keeps Fit to Play with support from:
Nina Nittinger Dipl. Kffr. / SportManagement
Nina is a former WTA Tour Player who spent over 6 years
full time on the tour. Nina is a certified tennis coach
and a licensed mental trainer in sport psychology for
professional athletes. She has recently co-authored
the German book “Mental Tennis Training” which
has received wide acclaim in the German tennis community.
She has a Master’s Degree
in sports management. She currently travels Nationally and Internationally with select players. You may visit Nina's website at www.mapp-coaching.com
The Multidisciplinary Group of Contributing Writers Include:
Joseph Brabanec Sr. (Former Canadian National Coach)
Angela Calder (Recovery and Sports Coaching Consultant)
Louis Cayer (Head National Coach for Junior Club Development in Canada)
Dr. David Cox (Sports Psychologist)
Randy Celebrini (Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Specialist)
Patricia Chuey (Sport Nutritionist)
Wayne Elderton ( Head Course Conductor for Tennis Canada Coaching Certification in BC)
Daniel Haggart (Physiotherapist)
Dr. Bernie Lalond (Sports Physician)
Dr. Donna Mockler (Optometrist / Sport Vision Specialist)
Phil Moore (Footwear Specialist)
Dr. Robert Morrell (Sports Medicine Physician)
Dallas Parsons (Sport Dietitian)
Dr. John Peroff (Optometrist / Sport Vision Specialist)
Martha Sirdevan (Physiotherapist)
Dr. Wolf Schamberger (Clinical Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine)
Dr. Bill West (Sport Physician / Emergency Medicine Physician)
Dr. Tim Wood (Sports Physician)
What people are saying:
1) Marlene Nobrega BSC (PT): National Team Therapist for Tennis Canada, Therapist to ATP/WTA Tour Players :
“This book is well organized and comprehensive.
It serves as a great introductory manual, and gives excellent insights
into life on the professional circuit. I would highly recommend this book to my
colleagues, players, coaches, and parents. "
2) ACE Tennis Magazine (England):
“This fitness manual is a must-have
for any really serious performance tennis player. As well as dozens of
easy-to-follow exercises on how to keep the body in tip-top condition,
it covers a host of topics relevant to top players, including conquering
jet lag, playing at altitude, performance eating, water recovery workouts,
back injuries, overtraining, warming up and cooling down. But even if
your not a world class player, this book will prove a fascinating and
informative read. "
3) International Tennis Productions (ITP) ( tennis4everyone.com)
and Dave Sammel states "Fit to Play-Tennis is the best tennis training
work book I have read."
“An excellent practical resource for all players, coaches,
parents & therapists. A multidisciplinary collaboration of
useful tips written specifically for tennis and includes important
concepts to optimize training for all dynamic sports or activities.”
4) Tennis Professionals
Association (TPA) (tenniscanada.com)
book every coach should have. From touring coaches to those working with
beginners, this book offers specific guidelines on a number of topics
such as warm-up/cool down routines, injury treatment/prevention, overtraining
and recovery guidelines, nutritional concerns, mental training, tapering
and peaking for major tournaments, and more"
5) College and Junior Tennis write:
"Many tennis books with many specialties pass through the College
And Junior Tennis office, but Fit To Play Tennis is the most complete
one I have seen. Authors Carl Petersen and Nina Nittinger address just
about any problem a junior tennis player would face in striving to
be in top fitness.
Fit To Play Tennis is an easy to follow manual which
includes many photos to explain warm-up and stretching exercises.
The book has plenty of blank pages for the player to write notes as
they go through the sections. In addition to
common information on nutrition, physical & mental training and hydration,
To Play Tennis also includes topics that aren't widely covered like jet lag
Since Fit To Play Tennis covers so many subjects, it really
does not get in-depth on all of them, but I find it to be a great general
handbook of tips to add to your tennis bag".
6) Coaching Association of BC. (CABC)
“This new Sports Training
book by Carl Petersen & former WTA Player Nina Nittinger, is an excellent
resource for Physiotherapists, Players, Coaches, Personal Trainers, Strength & Conditioning
Coaches, Athletes and Parents! “
7) Wayne Elderton, BC Head Course Conductor for Coaching
"Fit to Play-Tennis is a 'must have' reference that every tennis coach
needs in their library. It outlines all the aspects players can control
around match play and how to maximize them. Every serious player
needs this information to see that playing your best tennis is not just
about what goes on at the tennis court".
8) USA High Performance Coaching e-newsletter writes:
“Fit to Play Tennis is a new book that outlines a number of the ways players can improve and
maintain the physical, mental and emotional aspects of their game. This book is co-authored by Carl Petersen,
a physiotherapist and fitness, tennis and ski coach, and Nina Nittinger, a former WTA Tour player, tennis coach
and licensed trainer for sports psychology. The small format, spiral bound handbook contains chapters on
Warming-up, Stretching and cool down, Nutritional Concerns, General Training Concerns, Mental Training, Over
training and recovery guidelines, Outsmarting Your Injuries, and Tapering and Peaking for major Tournaments and
is designed to fit conveniently in a racquet bag and This is a solid book that contains information on several
areas where coaches and players may not have received much information previously."
9) Rafael Font de Mora, Executive Director ITUSA writes:
“I found it very interesting.
It is a very practical and easy to read book that can make a difference for
players of all levels especially for players that do not have the
opportunity to travel with a full time coach and/or trainer."