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WTA’s PHYSICALLY SPEAKING

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.


7 Simple Strategies to Amplify Your Life

The key to improving any short coming or limitation is to first understand and accept our own limitations. Increasing self- awareness takes courage and patience, as it is not always easy to look at one’s own short comings or admit there are “areas to improve.” Identifying areas for improvement is necessary to have the full power and ability to adjust and enhance both, your tennis and your life.

7 Simple Strategies to Amplify Your Life

Floor to the Core

The core is the building block of stability and serves as the foundation for any movement. Core stability is defined as the ability to control the position and motion of the trunk over the pelvis to allow optimum production, transfer and control of force to the extremities. Specific to tennis, 54% of the force generated in the serve comes from trunk and lower extremities; this gives testament to the core often being referred to as the “powerhouse.”

Floor to the Core

The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad is a group of three interrelated medical conditions often observed in physically active girls and women. The medical conditions include: 1) decreased energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone mineral density. Up to 60% of female athletes present with one or more of the three Triad components, which can negatively impact health and athletic performance.

The Female Athlete Triad

Return to Play Ready?

It’s a situation no athlete ever wants to experience: injured and unable to play. No one wants to be injured, but when your career must be put on hold due to injury, rehabilitation takes on a new dimension of importance. Often athletes will feel significant pressure to recover and return to competition as quickly as possible.

The Female Athlete Triad

Dietary Supplements

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. Eating a well-balanced meal plan may be a challenge for tennis players traveling internationally and encountering unfamiliar cuisines.

Dietary Supplements

Breakup Not Bankrupt

Breaking up can be hard to do, and while you can’t always protect your heart, there ARE proactive measures you can take to protect your assets.

Breakup Not Bankrupt

Play It Cool

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.

Play It Cool

Prevention is Protection

As a professional tennis athlete, you travel to new locations almost weekly, this lifestyle may expose you to increased risk for contracting an infectious disease.

Prevention is Protection

Don't Bug Me

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.

Don't Bug Me

Food Rx

Injuries are common and often unavoidable in tennis. Nutrition can help to minimize the impact of sports injury and improve the rate and quality of recovery.

Food Rx

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps build strong bones, and is vitally important for a tennis player’s health, training and performance.

Vitamin D

PUTTING TOGETHER YOUR OWN TEAM

Strategies for how athletes can build effective teams that support them and their personal and professional objectives. Click below to see the article.

Top Teams 2016 PAADS

BE AN EXTRAORDINARY ATHLETE – PART ONE

Suggestions on how athletes can take steps to ensure they are striving to be extraordinary both on and off the playing surface.

The Extraordinary Athlete Part 1_2016_PAADS

TEN YEAR WTA REVIEW

A short overview of the WTA’s review of player development initiatives and outcomes.

Leading the way_2016_PAADS

SHARING YOUR MESSAGE AS AN ATHLETE

Tips, tricks and ideas for more effectively communicating across a wide range of media platforms.

Get Your Message Out_2016_PAADS

FINANCIAL REALITIES OF BEING AN ATHLETE

There are undoubtedly financial benefits to being a professional athlete. Read more about how to address and prepare for those financial realities.

Financial Fitness_ 2016_PAADS
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