Hello All!

  Happy New Year and welcome to 2014! The beginning of the year is always exciting in the tennis world, as all eyes point to Australia for the first Grand Slam of the year.  The tennis world has had its share of excitement in 2013, and only time will tell what will happen in 2014.  In our “Inside the world of tennis”, there is a preview of what may be in store for 2014 from si.com.  All the tennis organizations will be very active again to keep the performance of the players high, and our job in the tennis medicine world will be to keep them healthy.  One particular injury that has sidelined a number of top players such as Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin Del Potro, among others, is wrist pain.   As many of us know, ulnar wrist pain can be limiting to tennis players of all levels, and particularly devastating to the elite level players.  Dr. Chris Sforzo, who is an upper extremity orthopaedic surgery specialist (special consultant to the Bolliteiri Tennis Academy) and tennis performance specialists and teaching professionals, Yutaka Nakamura, BS, NSCA, CSCS and Lee Nakamura, USPTA, USPTR have prepared a comprehensive evaluation of ulnar wrist pain in tennis players.  You will get a detailed background of evaluation and treatment options, but also specific tennis-related adjustments in equipment and tennis strokes. 

  The WTA continues to produce some excellent information in their “Physically Speaking” section.  The topic “Liquefy your assets” included in this edition of “Inside the STMS” is relevant with the heat of the Australian Open looming.  Practical tips on hydration, choosing sports drinks, performance, and then recovery techniques are discussed.  Specific advice such as this will help us properly educate our tennis players, rather then just saying “drink more!”. 

  A start of a new year, is also a good reminder to renew your membership to the most reliable source in tennis medicine medical information, the STMS.  Please visit stms-web.org right away to maintain all of your membership benefits and receive your journal.  Please also mark your calendars for STMS conferences that will be upcoming.  Work is under way for a possible North American regional conference towards the end of the year, and the 14th STMS World Congress in Rome May 8-9, 2015.  Please contact me directly with any submissions for the “Inside the STMS” newsletter at njayant@lumc.edu. Click here to read entire newsletter.

                                                                Have a great 2014!!

                                                                                Neeru Jayanthi, MD


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Javier Maquirriain
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vice President
Neeru Jayanthi
Chicago, IL, USA

Mark Kovacs
Atlanta, GA, USA

Membership Officer
Todd Ellenbecker
Scottsdale, AZ, USA