The Science of Tennis Performance and Physical Training.

 

 

My journey in sports started many years ago in England. Growing up I played pretty much any sport I could at school, generally spending most of my time on the soccer pitch or tennis court. In 1995, I moved to the USA on a tennis scholarship to University. I studied Human Biology initially, and then Exercise Science and Biomechanics for my Masters Degree. I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and have my PTR Tennis Certification. For the last 15 years, I have combined my tennis background, education and sports training research to develop my system for training pro players and developing junior talents. 

 

Physical conditioning and movement training are becoming an increasingly important part of being able to compete at the highest level.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During my career, I have worked with junior and professional athletes from many of the major sports (NFL, MLS, MLB, NBA, PGA, LPGA) and have used this experience to develop a tennis training method that i believe truly maximises what a tennis athlete is capable of achieving. I have specialized in tennis during most of my career and have been fortunate in training and traveling with, several Grand Slam Winners, World Number 1’s and Olympic Champions.

I spent two and a half years working at the world renowned, International Performance Institute (part of IMG Academies) in Bradenton, Florida working alongside and learning from, several of the leading sports performance trainers in the world.  

 

During my time at IMG, I started and directed the IMG Junior Tennis Physical Development program for the Bollettieri Academy (which included at the time, players such as Jelena Jankovic, Kei Nishikori & Alisa Kleybanova).  

 

My training programs have taken me all over the world. I have spoken and presented at various coaches clinics and conventions in Europe, Asia and America. 

 

I am still an active tennis player and athlete. I frequently hit and train with the players i work with. I believe it is a great asset for a trainer to have a tennis background and understand the game. It is an easy way to compliment the coach and both be on the same page in developing and training the player.

 

Thanks for looking around my site. Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely, 

Mark Wellington

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology.

  • Masters Degree in Exercise Science.

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

  • PTR Certified Tennis Coach (pro level)

  • Former NCAA Div 1 College Tennis Player and College Coach (USA)