PAADS is proud to announce a partnership with the WTA to publish Physically Speaking. Physically Speaking is an information resource provided by the WTA to tour players.
Physically Speaking covers a wide range of topics designed to educate athletes around issues that are relevant and pertinent to them. Although directed at professional female tennis players, Physically Speaking covers topics that can be meaningful to any elite or aspiring elite athlete.
We urge you to explore the available articles below. More will be added on an ongoing basis.
Specific to the sport of tennis, a long competition season combined with global travel and frequent exposure to varied climates can increase the risk of illness..
Playing WTA tournaments means you’ll encounter very hot and/or humid environmental conditions. Training and competing in these extreme weather conditions is a challenge to all players’ thermoregulatory (temperature control) systems.
Professional tennis players can be at an increased risk of catching a cold due to intense exercise and training routines that can decrease the function of the immune system and subsequently reduce the ability to fight off illnesses.