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Human Performance, Performance | Jan 6, 2022
The Assistant Head of Strength & Conditioning for the Tennis Program at IMG Academy discusses building trust with players, instilling good performance habits, and the future of S&C in tennis.

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“I love it when athletes ask these questions,” says Johnny Parkes. “I want them informed, I want them to know exactly why we’re doing what we’re doing and how we’re going to do it because then I get more quality information and feedback from them.”

Parkes, the Assistant Head of Strength & Conditioning for the Tennis Program at IMG Academy in Florida, is the latest guest on the Leaders Performance Podcast.

Coming up on today’s show, we discuss:

  • Giving athletes a clearer perception of training and its transfer to performance [6:30];
  • The link between self-respect and performance goals [14:00];
  • The importance of athlete self-reflection at the end of the season [24:00];
  • Why there are more injuries than ever despite ever more injury prevention programs [25:50].

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