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ACSM Fellow Dr. Jack Groppel Named Health & Wellness Advisor for the Tennis Industry

Jack L. Groppel, Ph.D., FACSM, an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, will become the health and wellness advisor for the tennis industry. As the representative and spokesperson on the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) board of directors, Dr. Groppel will work with industry partners, including the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), International Health, Racquet, & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and others on strategies to best convey the health and fitness messaging of tennis.

Dr. Groppel, who is the co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, has a long history in tennis, including 16 years as chair of the National Sport Science Committee for the USTA.

Dr. Groppel is the co-chair of the Global Alliance for Health & Performance and is professor of Kinesiology & Community Health at the University of Illinois. He’s addressed the issue of worksite wellness and performance at U.N. and U.S. Congress policy events, and represented the worksite wellness industry at the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities. more

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