The benefits of multi-sport participation for youth tennis players


  • E. Paul Roetert
  • Ronald B Woods
  • Neeru A. Jayanthi



multi-sport participation, sport sampling, early sport specialization


Over the past decade, there has been a lot of debate about the topic of early sport specialization. In this article we review some of the current research as it relates to tennis and provide recommendations for multi-sport participation to help reduce injuries, improve overall sport skills and allow for the enjoyment of lifetime physical participation. In addition, we share our goals for young tennis players of all levels and provide specific coaching tips.


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How to Cite

Roetert, E. P., Woods, R. B., & Jayanthi, N. A. (2018). The benefits of multi-sport participation for youth tennis players. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 26(75), 19–23.