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Dr. Allen Fox: “Plan B, The Ultimate Weapon”

3. March 2014

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Dr. Allen Fox: “Plan B, The Ultimate Weapon”

What happens if you can’t conjure up a Plan A strategy that gives you an obvious game plan edge over your opponent? Then you go to Plan B, which relies on a wearing-away process. We all have limited reserves of willpower, and we can only withstand stress and concentrate for so long. Plan B relies on the fact that you can win matches by exhausting your opponents mentally. Most people can concentrate pretty well for 30 minutes, but few can keep it up for hours. So even if you see no glaring weaknesses at first, 2 hours later, when your opponents’ minds have tired and their wills have dissipated, their games may leak like sieves.

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Simon Briggs “Lawn Tennis Association ask Bob Brett to give performance department a health-check”

3. March 2014

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Simon Briggs “Lawn Tennis Association ask Bob Brett to give performance department a health-check”

The Lawn Tennis Association’s misfiring performance department is to get a health-check from Bob Brett, the experienced and respected Australian coach who has worked with Boris Becker and Marin Cilic, among many others.

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Clément Golliet: The Post Workout Drink

20. February 2014

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Clément Golliet: The Post Workout Drink

According to USTA statistics, a tennis match can last between 45 minutes to 5 hours. Points duration typically lasts less than 10 seconds with a 20 to 25 seconds rest between each point. A best of 3 sets match requires 300 to 500 high-intensity efforts. Most of the time, tennis players do not have enough time to recover completely and restore after each match. So different strategies need to be put in place to help the player recover as fast as possible between games and tournaments, or after fitness and tennis practice, using hydrotherapies (such as cold, warm water), musculoskeletal aspects (like stretching, foam roller), dietary supplements (proteins). Sleep is also important to facilitate the anabolic process. Recovery is paramount to success. If done correctly, it can make a huge difference.

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Tebbutt: This Time Of Year

20. February 2014

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Tebbutt: This Time Of Year

Tennis may be being played in the warmer climes of Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Delray Beach this week, but in this part of the world more people will identify with what Novak Djokovic was doing recently – cleaning the snow off the roof of his car.

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ONcourt Interview: “Checking in with Adil Shamasdin”

1. February 2014

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ONcourt Interview:  “Checking in with Adil Shamasdin”

Adil, it's been a while since we've checked in with you. We want to talk about your 2013 season on tour, but before that I have to ask you about your experience in that amazing ride that Canada's Davis Cup team enjoyed this past year.

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Tom Tebbutt: “Frankie en Fuego”

1. February 2014

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Tom Tebbutt: “Frankie en Fuego”

Canadian tennis fans have long been spoiled by the beautiful tennis game of Frank Dancevic – even if at different times they would liked to have been even more spoiled. On Friday, in an opening round World Group Davis Cup tie in Tokyo, they were again treated to Frankie at his finest as he won the second opening-day match, beating Go Soeda 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-1.

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