Does a combined approach of competition regulation and mandatory education increase career longevity of elite adolescent athletes on the WTA tour?

This blog summarizes the recently published BJSM article about the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) policy, implemented in 1995, that intentionally combined an Age Eligibility Rule (AER) and mandatory Player Development Programs (PDP) focused on organizational, physical and psychosocial education, skill building, and support for adolescent athletes (≤17 years). This study was led by a Player […]

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