Tennis: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

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The Handbooks of Sports Medicine present basic clinical and scientific information in a clear style and format as related to specific sports events drawn from the Olympic Summer and Winter Games. Each handbook is written by a small team of authorities, and coordinated by an edit or who is internationally respected and recognized in the particular s port activity. This handbook will allow the tennis coach, the athlete , and the medical professional responsible for their care to improve t echnique, training and performance, and to reduce the risk of injury. When injury does occur, this book will facilitate the practitioner in finding an accurate diagnosis,proper treatment, and effective rehabil itation so that the tennis player can quickly return to peak performan ce.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors, vi

Forewords by the IOC, viii

Forewords by the ITF, ATP, WTA and STMS, ix

Preface, xi

1 Biomechanics of tennis, 1
Bruce C. Elliott

2 The tennis racket, 29
Howard Brody

3 Shoes and surfaces in tennis: injury and performance aspects, 39
Karin G.M. Gerritsen, Benno M. Nigg and Ian C. Wright

4 The physiological demands of tennis, 46
Michael F. Bergeron and Joseph Keul

5 Nutrition in tennis, 54
Michael F. Bergeron

6 Playing tennis in the heat: fluid and electrolyte balance, 65
Michael F. Bergeron

7 Medical care of tennis players, 75
Babette Pluim

8 Travel and jet lag, 96
Moira O'Brien

9 Strength training, flexibility training and physical conditioning, 103
E. Paul Roetert and Todd S. Ellenbecker

10 Pre-participation profiling for tennis, 124
E. Paul Roetert and Todd S. Ellenbecker

11 Specific problems for the young tennis player, 139
W. Ben Kibler

12 Pathophysiology of tennis injuriesa an overview, 147
W. Ben Kibler

13 Foot problems in tennis, 155
Scott A. Lynch and Per A.F.H. Renström

14 Ankle problems in tennis, 165
Scott A. Lynch and Per A.F.H. Renström

15 Lower leg and Achilles tendon problems in tennis, 176
Scott A. Lynch and Per A.F.H. Renström

16 Knee injuries in tennis, 186
Per A.F.H. Renström and Scott A. Lynch

17 Spine injuries in tennis, 204
Hartmut Krahl, Carsten B. Radas, Hans-Gerd Pieper and Ulf Michaelis

18 Hand and wrist injuries in tennis, 223
Arthur C. Rettig

19 Elbow injuries in tennis, 233
Per A.F.H. Renström

20 Shoulder injuries in tennis, 248
David W. Altchek

21 Rehabilitation principles of injuries in tennis, 262
W. Ben Kibler

22 The psychology of tennis: gaining the mental advantage, 278
Robert S. Weinberg

23 ITF involvement in tennis medicine and science, 291
Miguel Crespo and Machar Reid

24 Medical services in men's and women's professional tennis, 296
Per Bastholt, Jurgen Dess, Sue Fleshman, Bill Norris, Doug Spreen, Alex Stober, Kathleen A. Stroia, Paul Settles and Gary Windler

Index, 303

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