We are delighted to announce the winner of the German Tennis Federation Award at this year’s ECSS congress in MetropolisRuhr, Germany.

Congratulations Danielle Gescheit!

Danielle is a Sport Science and Athlete Development Analyst at Tennis Australia. Her role includes managing the National Academy athlete management system as well as undertaking internal and external research. Part of her research portfolio includes reviewing the junior and professional tennis structure worldwide in partnership with the International Tennis Federation. Danielle has recently been appointed as the Australian Fed Cup team manager. She is currently undertaking her PhD at Tennis Australia and Australian Catholic University with her research topic exploring the relationship of training loads, musculoskeletal function and shoulder injuries in elite, youth tennis players.

Title
Measures of load and injury in tennis: Are there relationships?

Institutions
1.    Australian Catholic University
2.    Tennis Australia
3.    University of Technology Sydney
4.    Victoria University

Mini abstract
Injury data and internal training loads from nationally ranked, Australian tennis players were analysed. Subsequent rolling averages of acute and chronic load values were then calculated. Different combinations of acute:chronic load and their ratios were assessed for their association to injury risk via mixed effects logistic regression reported as odds ratios (OR). These findings can help practitioners to prescribe workloads to simultaneously enhance physical capacities and minimise injury risk.

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