Hi all! Just discovered this site and it's great! Wanted to let everyone know about a new tennis-specific education and certification organization that's the first of its kind in the industry. International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) is the worldwide education and certification organization for trainers, coaches and specialists who have a passion for tennis-specific performance enhancement and injury prevention.
The ITPA Certification Process is designed For Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Tennis Coaches, Medical Personnel, Chiropractors And Other Specialists Working With Tennis Players. Getting certified shows parents, players and employers that you are an expert in tennis-specific training, injury prevention and performance enhancement.
ITPA offers 3 levels of certification: Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT), Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS) and Master Tennis Performance Specialist (MTPS). TPT covers 14 competencies and CTPS covers 20.
Please visit www.itpa-tennis.org for more information on each certification level, the advisory board, member benefits and the Certification Commission, which includes John Isner!
If You Work With Tennis Players At Any Level You Need To Be ITPA Certified! Parents and players, encourage your trainers and coaches to obtain certificaton and demonstrate their expertise and knowledge. Parents can also take Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT). Also online at www.facebook.com/itpatennis and www.twitter.com/itpatennis. Please help us spread the word to tennis coaches, trainers, physical therapists, etc.