The locker room is the epicenter of the ATP tour and Bill Norris lived in it for 35 years treating everyone from Rod Laver to Roger Federer. His knowledge and experience is unsurpassed and in this book Norris not only reveals insider stories of famous players he worked with in the Memoirs Section -- revealing how he managed to stay friends with both Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe who basically hated each other --but, in the Pain Department, the book offers vital and detailed advice on how to prevent, as well as treat, injuries suffered on court. There are tips on what shoe to buy, when and what to eat, as well as what exercises to do. Athletes of every discipline can learn from a man who started his career as sports medicine trainer and therapist for the New York Knicks and the New York Mets organizations. Bill, who now looks after aspiring teenage players from the Chris Evert and Rick Macci Academies in Florida as well as aging enthusiasts, has important advice for parents and warns against too much time on court for developing bodies. And, in a special chapter, Norris tells for the first time the real story of the nandrolone/steroid scandal that erupted on the ATP tour. Were the electrolyte tablets the source of 40 players suddenly testing positive? The answer should provide a lesson for drug testers everywhere. And, if anyone is having shoulder problems, the final chapter is handed over to a Bill Norris protege, Todd Ellenbecker, who is now a leading expert on that vital part of a tennis player's anatomy. If tennis is your game, or you just want to stay fit, Pain, Set & Match offers everything you need to know.
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Bill Norris began his career preparation as an athletic training intern with the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club. He completed his course studies at Manatee College and graduated with a sports science degree from the Gus Mauch School of Athletic Training. He served as a US Coast Guard Hospital Corpsman during the Viet Nam years administering to war wounded sailors. In 1963, Bill became the youngest athletic trainer/therapist ever hired for any major league franchise when he was named head athletic trainer/therapist for the New York Knicks at the age of twenty-one. He also served in the same role for the New York Mets Baseball organization. A pioneer in athletic training and sports medicine in the NBA, Bill developed many principals and protocols of conditioning, preventative care, rehabilitation, and recovery that are standards today in sports medicine. He was a founding father of the Professional Basketball Athletic Trainers Society. He is still involved in the continuing education program of the National Athletic Trainers Association, upgrading the education and public awareness of athletic trainers in sports medicine. He is now in his forty-first year in professional tennis, having administered to the US Davis Cup team, the All-Indian Davis Cup team, the Florida Flamingos and Los Angeles Strings of World Team Tennis, World Championship Tennis and the ATP World Tour. He is the founding father of the ATP Sports Medicine Committee and in addition to caring for the players on the ATP Tour, he served as Administrator of Medical Services. He was honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game of tennis. He has a tennis-specific therapy consultancy in Mission Bay, Boca Raton, Florida. He is married and has two children and four grandchildren.
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Descrizione libro William Bill Norris, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0692224122
Descrizione libro William Bill Norris, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 692224122
Descrizione libro William Bill Norris. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0692224122