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Periodization and Recovery in the Young Tennis Athlete

Part of the Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine book series (PASM)

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Tennis is known as a sport without a true off-season. This is especially true for junior players. There are local weekend tournaments to regional, national, or high-level international-level tournaments almost every week. A limited off-season during the tennis calendar makes it difficult to implement a traditional periodization model for young tennis athletes. Therefore, it is very important to understand annual tennis and other training schedules to create an individualized plan to support a long-term athletic development (LTAD) as a tennis athlete and avoid potential risk of injuries, overtraining, or burnout. A tennis-specific periodization program is appropriate. Also, it is important to understand young tennis athletes’ growth and maturation issues because it greatly affects on- and off-court training intensities and volumes as well as numbers of tournament and matches to play each year.

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  • Growth and maturation
  • Planning
  • Scheduling

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Ochi, S., Kovacs, M.S. (2016). Periodization and Recovery in the Young Tennis Athlete. In: Colvin, A., Gladstone, J. (eds) The Young Tennis Player. Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27559-8_5

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