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Vic Braden is one ofthe most recognized tennis instructors in the world. Braden has authored five books, produced countless videos, and hosted several television series. He is a licensed psychologist, author, sports educator and researcher, videographer, and television commentator- Braden got his start as the head tennis coach at the University of Toledo in 1952. After a M int as an elementary school teacher and psychologist, he served on the maniigement staff of the Jack Kramer Professional Ten
  Vic Braden is one ofthe most recognized tennis instructors in the world.Braden has authored five books, produced countless videos, and hosted sev-eral television series. He is a licensed psychologist, author, sports educatorand researcher, videographer, and television commentator- Braden got hisstart as the head tennis coach at the University of Toledo in 1952. After a M int as an elementary school teacher and psychologist, he served on the man-iigement staff of the Jack Kramer Professional Tennis Tour and cofoundedthe Jack Kramer Tennis Club in 1961. He Founded the Vic Braden TennisCollege in Coto de Caza, California, in 1974 and now has Vic Braden Tennis Collegesin Kissimmce, Florida, and St. George, Utah. Braden served as a memher ofthe WilsonSporting Goods advisory staff from 1952 to 1999 and as an instruction editor for Tennis Magazine from 1974 to 1999. \ Howard Brody is an emeritus professor of physics at the University ofPennsylvania where he was the academic and technical advisor to both themtn's and women's tennis teams. Brody played varsiry tennis and earned hisbachelor's degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his master'sand doctoral degrees at California Institute of Technology. He has writtenmany papers and articles on the physics of sports, particularly tennis.Dr. Brody is a member ofthe International Tennis Federation TechnicalCommission and the USTA Sports Science Committee and Technical Com-mirrcc, he Is a science advisor to the USPTR, and he is on the technical advisory panelof Tennis Magazine. His book Tennis Science for Tennis Players was published in 1987.In 1996, Dr. Brody received rhe USPTR Plagenhoef Award for Sports Science. Donald Chu is a leading authority on power training and conditioning, aformer president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association(NSCA), and a frequent contributor to the National Strength and Condition-ing Association Jourtial. Chu has been a conditioning consultant for the GoldenState Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Lions, and Chicago White Sox aswell as a consultant for the U.S. Tennis Association, professional tennis playersTodd Martin and Lindsay Davenport, and the U.S. national and Olympicsynchronized swimming teams. He is currently the director ofthe physicaltherapist assistant program at Ohlone College in Neward, California. Dr. Chu, whoearned a PhD in physical therapy and kinesiology from Stanford University, is a pro-fessor emeritus of kinesiology and physical education at California State University atHayward. Chu is a registered physical therapist, a certified athletic trainer through the  About the Contributors National Athletic Trainers' Association, and a National Strength and ConditioningAssociation—certified stretigth specialist. He has received many honors, including theNATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 1995 and the NSCAs President'sAward for Service in 1993.Andrew Coe is the head of product development and technical functionswithin the International Tennis Federation (^ITF), and he has worked withthe organization since 1996. Coe has spent more than 20 years in the tennisindustry and previously worked for Dunlop Slazenger International. AtDunlop Slazenger, Coe was closely involved with the development of anaward-winning racket manufacturing technology, which was used extensivelyby champions such as John McEnroe and Steffi Graf. Miguel Crespo is the research officer for the tennis development departmentof the ITF. Crespo is responsible for the ITF Coaches Education Programand has been involved in the writing of many ofthe ITF's coaching educationpublications. He also travels the world conducting coaches' workshops andreporting on the latest developments in the field of coaching. Crespo holds aPhD in sports psychology and a BA in philosophy. He is a former director ofthe National Coaching School for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation. Be-tween 1984 and 1989, Crespo was the traveling coach and captain of theSpanish national junior teams. He has taught coaches at all levels and haswritten articles and books for coaches, players, and ofFicials ofthe game.Paul Dent is a national coach for the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in theUnited Kingdom. Dent spent three years as the coaching research officer forthe LTA, where he researched physical conditioning, tactics, technical de-velopment, mental skills development, and sports medicine. He also workedfor five years as the coaching excellence manager for the LTA, where heproduced and developed information for the UK's top performance coachesworking with the top junior and senior players. Dent has presented at theITF World Goaches Conference and at the ITF Asian Coaches Workshop.Todd Ellenbecker is a physical therapist and the clinic director of Physio-therapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is amember of the USTA National Sports Science Committee and a certifiedUSPTA tennis teaching professional. Ellenbecker is the chairman of theAmerican Physical Therapy Association's Shoulder Special Interest Group.He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and el-bow rehabilitation and is the author of two books. The Elhow in Sport and Complete Conditioning for Tennis. He received his physical therapy degreefrom the University of Wisconsin at Lacrosse and a master's degree in exer-cise physiology from Arizona State University.Bruce Elliott is a professor of biomechanics and head ofthe department ofhuman movement and exercise science at the University of Western Australia.He has published more than 130 articles and written or edited 10 books and23 book chapters on sport biomechanics. Elliott, a former A-grade tennispiayer in Australia and a tennis coach, links biomechanics theory with theapplied problems of coaching. He has been a speaker at every National TennisConference in Australia and has given presentations at the USA NationalTennis Conference, International Medicine and Science in Tennis Congress,and at the ITF Asian Conference. He was the inaugural Chair of the Western  About the Contributors Australia Institute of Sport from 1984 to 1994 and the vice president in the AustralianAssociation of Exercise and Sports Science from 1993 to 1995. Elliott was also thescientific chair for the Fifth IOC World Congress on Sport Sciences Pre-Olympic Con-ference and supervised the biomechanics research projects at the 2000 Games in Sydneyfoe the IOC Medical Gommission.Mary Joe Fernandez has reached the quarterfinal or better in 17 Grand Slamsin her career, while capturing 2 Grand Slam doubles titles and amassing7 singles titles and 19 doubles crowns on the WTA Tour since turning pro in1986. She captured Olympic doubles gold medals as a member ofthe U.S.Olympic team in 1992 and 1996. Fernandez was elected to the WTA TourPlayers' Council for a fourth consecutive year in 2000. She also serves as anie-mber ofthe USTA executive board and as a spokesperson for the WTAlour's F.I.R.S.T. Serve schools program.Iom Gullikson, the USTA director of coaching, reached at least the third round of allfour Grand Slam Championships during his playing career. Gullikson and twin brotherTim reached the 1983 Wimbledon doubles finals, and he won the 1984 LIS. Open mixed doubles title with Manuela Maleeva. Gullikson joined theUSTA Player Development coaching staff in 1988 as a coach for touringprofessionals. As a USTA Player Development coach, he has coached manytop American players such as Jennifer Gapriati, Jim Courier, and ToddMartin. Gullikson served as the U.S. Davis Cup captain from 1993 to 1999,ciiptaining the team to the 31st Davis Cup title for the United States in 1995. He also served as the men's coach for the 1996 U.S. Olympic team.He was named USOC Elite Coach of the Year for Tennis in 1996. Gulliksonwas named the USTA director of coaching in 1997. He is a 1973 graduate of NorthernIllinois University.Patrice Hagelauer is the performance director ofthe Lawn Tennis Associa-tion and previously served as the director of men's tennis at the French TennisIvderation (FFT). Under Hagelauer's coaching direction, French playersachieved a total of 24 ATP Tour victories. He worked with Yannick Noahduring Noah's 1983 French Open victory and has also coached Henri Leconteand Guy Forget. He was the coach for the French Davis Cup team for 16 years,leading the team to victory twice during his tenure.Richard Dickie Herbst is the general manager ofthe Longwood AthleticClub, the head coach of the New York Hamptons, and the coach of 1999Wimbledon semifinalist Alexandra Stevenson. Herbst played tennis atPepperdine University, graduating cum laude with a bachelor's degree inEnglish before returning to his native New England to coach and developprograms for tennis clubs. He coached several touring professionals, includ-ing five-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist Tim Mayotte and Patrick McEnroe.Herbst was then tapped by the USTA as part ofthe team headed by TomGullikson to develop national junior talent. He served as the nation;il coachfor the boys 14s division at the 1998 World Junior Ghampionships.Jose Higueras, special advisor to USTA Player Development, has been part of theUSTA staff since 1988. His primary responsibility is coaching players through theUSTA Touring Pro Program. As a coach, Higueras is best known for helping MichaelChang win the 1989 French Open to end Americas 34-year drought of men's titles  About the Contributors there. Two years later, Higueras helped Jim Courier win the French Openand eventually achieve the number one ranking. In his days as a touringprofessional, Higueras reached the semifinals ofthe French Open in 1982and 1983 and won 15 career singles titles and three career doubles titles. Heranked as high as number seven in the world during his playing career.Higueras won the ATP Tour Sportsmanship Award in 1984.W. Ben Kibler, MD, is the medical director at the Lexington Sports Medi-cine Genter in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a founding member and formerpresident ofthe Society for Tennis Medicine and Science. Dr. Kibler is amember ofthe USTA Sports Science Gommittee and the medicine advisorto the USPTR. He received the Plagenhoef award for contributions to tennissports science from the USPTR in 1998. A fellow in the American Academyof Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine, he isalso a member ofthe American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine andthe American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.Duane Knudson, is an associate professor of biomechanics in the depart-ment of physical education and exercise science at Galifornia State Universityat Ghico. Dr. Knudson is a member ofthe USTA Sport Science Committeeand has done extensive research on the biomechanics of tennis. He is alsdwell known for his research on the qualitative analysis of movement and theapplication of sport sciences in qualitative analysis.Jack Kramer has served the sport of tennis from his days as a top player andpromoter to his television commentary and innovations in the structure ofprofessional tennis. As an 18-year-old, Kramer was the youngest player inthe Davis Cup finals when he played doubles with Joe Hunt against Australi.iin 1939. After World War II Kramer began to dominate amateur tennis.winning Wimbledon in 1947 and the U.S. singles titles at Forest Hills in1946 and 1947. He also helped the United States recapture the Davis Gupfrom Australia in 1946 and defend its title in 1947. Kramer then turned tothe professional tennis ofthe time, dueling Bobby Riggs and then PanchuGonzalez. In 1952, Kramer took over the promotion of professional tennis.When the open era in tennis began in 1968, Kramer helped devise the Cirand Prixstructure that was used until the ATP Tour took over in 1990. In 1972, Kramer helpedform the Association ofTennis Pros, which was the men's players' union, and served asits first executive director. Kramer also served as a television commentator for morethan 20 years.Jim Loehr is recognized worldwide for his contributions and innovations intraining and performance psychology. Loehr has worked with hundreds ofworld-class athletes, including Jim Courier, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, MonicaSeles,golfer Mark O'Meara, boxer Ray Mancini, and the NHL's Eric Lindrosand Mike Richter. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Nightiine. the CBS Evening News, and CBS Morning News and has been featured onmany other television programs. The president and CEO of LGE Perfor-mance Systems, Loehr conducts corporate training programs for hundredsof corporations worldwide. He has authored 12 books and produced several audio andvideo programs. Dr. Loehr is a full member ofthe American College of Sports Medi-cine, the NSGA, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for the
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