Health, Fitness, & Nutrition
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, Tennis Medicine Specialist, sharing his insights and work here on ParentingAces.com! For those of you who missed this week’s radio show, Dr. J was my guest and talked about when young athletes should specialize in tennis and how that impacts the risk of injury. You can listen to the podcast here.
Dr. J has also shared with me his PowerPoint slides on tennis and specialization which you can download then view at the link below.
Today’s Guest Post is written by Ryan Segelke of High-Altitude Tennis. Enjoy!
Throughout my training career, I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to work with many ambitious athletes that have gone on to achieve great things in their sport, not to mention their professional lives after they “retire.” I periodically look back on some athletes that I knew, but did not have the opportunity to work with. Some in particular, could have achieved more (at More >
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My son got to partake in a very unique type of drill session on Saturday morning (thank you, Steve!) at the Pacific Palisades Tennis Center in Pacific Palisades, California. It’s called LiveBall, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.
Here’s how it works . . . there are as many as 10 people on a court with one coach feeding balls to start each point. Two people are the “kings” working together as a doubles team on one side of the net. On the other side of the net are those players vying to take More >
I recently had the opportunity to speak with optometrist Gary Nesty about sun exposure and our kids’ eyes. Please share the information below with your child and his/her coach to help our kids stay healthy out there.
What type of impact does the sun have on eyes, especially eyes of a growing child/teenager?
Due to the diminishing ozone layer in the atmosphere, outdoors our eyes are exposed to more UV light than ever before. UV wavelengths are invisible to the human eye but still can damage More >
While in New York at the US Open, I was invited to cover the launch of USTA’s new initiative – in conjunction with Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – to get kids more physically active. USTA is partnering with the national governing bodies (NGBs) of several youth sports organizations to encourage parents, educators, city planners, and the medical community to create opportunities for children to move their bodies through dance, sport, and play. For the first time in history, children of the More >
We just got back from the orthopedist. The Good News is that there is nothing torn or broken in my son’s knee. The Bad News is that he has to continue to avoid any lateral movement on the tennis court for the next 2-3 weeks while the bruising continues to heal. That means no camp with Carlos Goffi next week, which is a big bummer for sure! But, it also means no physical therapy and no surgery, which is a HUGE RELIEF!
On another note, I got word today that I’ve been approved to have Media More >
Three weeks ago, I got a call at work from my son. “Mom,” he said, “I woke up this morning and my right knee was killing me. I can’t bend it without it hurting really bad. Can you please take me to the doctor?”
Of course, my first question was how did he injure it. His answer was that he didn’t know, that he just woke up with it hurting, that maybe he slept on it funny or something. Given that he had spent the night at a friend’s house, and given that some other boys had been over hanging More >
Given all the talk about doping in sports these days, I thought y’all might be interested to read what USTA has to say about supplements for junior tennis players. This type of educational information is exactly what I’d love to see more of from our tennis federation. Thank you to Adirondack Tennis for posting this information!Share this:
After playing 3 tough tournaments over the past 5 weekends – with 4 back-to-back tourneys looming ahead on the schedule – my son got sick. Nothing serious, mind you, but just the kind of exhaustion-inspired viral junk that makes you feel like garbage. It came on slowly at first but then hit like gangbusters the day before we were supposed to leave for the ITF event in South Carolina. He begged me to call the doctor for an antibiotic in hopes that he could feel good enough by the next day to More >