Strength and Conditioning
The Strength and Conditioning Program is led by Director JohnMark Jenkins. As one of our many dedicated coaches at Evert Tennis Academy, he has worked with athletes such as Jesse Levine, Lauren Davis, Madison Keys, Beatrice Capra, Marina Erakovic, Anna Tatishvilli, Anastasia Pivovarova, Ajla Tomljanovic, Ally Baker, Bob Van Overbeek, Micke Kontinen and the Chinese National Team. While JohnMark has grown and developed his expertise at ETA throughout the past 10 years, he also boasts National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Performance Enhance Specialist, and Youth Athletes Training Certifications.
On a daily basis, students participate in a one-hour group fitness session designed and implemented by JohnMark. Group fitness sessions include work on speed, power, balance, movement, body strength, core strength, pre-habs (injury prevention), energy system conditioning, and flexibility. Strength and Conditioning sessions are designed for every student-athlete to reach maximum potential. JohnMark fosters clear and open communication with each student-athlete not only to examine results, but also to ensure safety and prevent injury.
Prior to every tennis session, student-athletes are led through a 15 minute dynamic warm-up to accomplish the following: increase core body temperature, joint mobility, neuromuscular stabilization (balance), reaction time, and activate proper muscle firing patterns. The intense dynamic warm-up is necessary to engage the body in proper warm-up mode and to enhance a more effective tennis session.
In addition to working with players off the court, JohnMark teams up with John Evert, as well as all of the coaching staff, to work with the players on the court. Through this on-court team effort approach, student-athletes are able to develop their strength and conditioning skills in a manner that is consistent with their overall tennis training.
If you would like further information regarding the Strength and Conditioning program, please contact JohnMark Jenkins at 561-869-3428 or by e-mail at email@example.com.