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Sports Science & Nutrition


Sports Science & Nutrition from USTA Texas SportsScienceCommittee

This page is designed to educate Texas Tennis Players on how to play hard while maintaining ideal fluid and nutrition levels. Here you can find information on fitness in general, flexibility and proper nutrition. Additional topics covered include strength training concepts, dealing with the Texas heat while on the court, proper clothing to avoid heat related injuries as well as acute and overuse injuries.
Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or dietitian. Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any injury. They are only recommendations and you should always seek and take the suggestions of your health care provider first. 
This section is updated and advised by USTA and the USTA Texas Sports Science Committee.

The mission statement of the USTA Texas Sports Science Committes is "To educate and serve the Texas tennis community by promoting wellness, safety, and performance using science based principles." 

For more information about USTA Texas Sports Science Committee contact Reid Fenning at rfenning@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334 ext 211.

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