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Sport Science & Sport Medicine Support

Building on the great work that has been done over the past 7 years, Tennis Canada in conjunction with Own the Podium is in the process of designing & implementing a comprehensive Sport Science & Sport Medicine program. The program will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the following groups & programs:

  • Our Professional Team Programs (Men & Women)
  • Our Davis & Fed Cup Team Programs
  • Our full time National Training Centre Program (NTC)
  • Our three National Junior Training Programs (NJTPs)
  • Our U12 National Squad Program
  • Eventually, looking to have a reach into the Tennis Development Centres working with our best young talent

The program will look to integrate the following Sport Science & Sport Medicine discipline/ practitioners:

Sport Science:

  • Dietician
  • Nutritionist
  • Biomechanics’/Video Analyst
  • Sport Psychologists/Mental Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Strength & Conditioning experts

Sport Medicine:

  • Massage Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Physiatrist
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Physician
  • Naturopath

The first phases of this newly designed program will be implemented during the 2015- 2016 season.

Sport Science Consultants:

  • Dr. Jason Vescovi’s, Sport Science and Sport Medicine, Lead
  • Dr. David Cox, National Team Psychologist
  • Dr. Michael Clarfield, National Team Doctor
  • Marlene Nobrega, National Team Physiotherapist
  • Warren Pretorius, Tennis Analytics/Dartfish