What an exciting year for tennis again! Roger Federer is returning to form, Andy Murry gets his breakthrough year, Andy Roddick calls it quits, and Rafeal Nadal is still injured. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are reminding us what made them great champions. In light of all these career endings, shortenings, revivals, the debates about appropriate path to success in tennis resurfaces! There is increased collaboration between the tennis performance world and the tennis medicine and sports science world to help future and current tennis stars.
STMS is proud to make a few announcements. Thank you for your patience as we have worked hard to reveal a brand new STMS website which should be launched very shortly! This will symbolize a new era for STMS with innovative sections and educational information that is applicable to many people in tennis medicine and performance. We are happy to have Connor Sport Court as a new STMS partner which has a growing interest in tennis and court safety. They will sponsor an annual research grant in conjunction with STMS to stimulate more tennis medicine research. We will send out a call for research proposals for this upcoming!
Mark Kovacs and I are finalizing the STMS-USTA Tennis Medicine North American Regional Conference, December 14th -16th, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia during the time of the Open Wildcard Tournament for the Australian Open at Life University. This conference will be appealing for those who would prefer to stay local and get our latest tennis medicine updates, performance sessions, and on court sessions, and on stroke evaluations of serve and groundstrokes for coaches. We are ready to accept research abstracts for this conference. Please submit your research submissions to email@example.com . You may also register directly with firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the conference website: www.stmstennisconference.com for details.
The 13th STMS World Congress will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina February 21st-24th, 2013, and will be run by our STMS president, Javier Maquirriain, MD. This first STMS conference in the South American region will include many plenary sessions, updates on research, and a session for tennis coaches. The conference website http://www.stms-congress-2013.com.ar is available that highlights the conference and some of the confirmed world-renown speakers for this upcoming conference.
This issue of inside the STMS has a feature on practical tips for managing knee osteoarthritis in the recreational tennis player by Stephan Esser, MD, USPTA. Additionally, our abstract review section by Michael Griesser, M.D. has reviews of serve kinematics as well as possible fatigue in internal rotators by EMG analysis in tennis players. Enjoy this edition of our newsletter, submit your abstract and research submissions as well as clinical pearls to email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming STMS conference!! Click here to read entire newsletter.
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