About the Author

About the author Philipp HalfmannPhilipp Halfmann is an author, educator, strength & conditioning coach, ATP tennis touring coach, TV contributor, exercise & sports science expert with a Master’s degree in Exercise & Sports Science from Florida International University (FIU).

He was the Head Tennis Professional under the guidance of Australian tennis legend Fred Stolle at the Turnberry Isle Resort & Country Club in Miami, Florida, before he worked as a strength & conditioning coach at FIU with various NCAA Division I teams and professional athletes, such as NBA champion Antoine Walker, under the supervision of 13 year NBA Head Strength & Conditioning coach Mick Smith.

For the past five years Philipp worked as a tennis touring and strength & conditioning coach for Swiss national Alexander Ritschard. During that time Alexander won the Swiss National Junior Championships twice (singles & doubles), earned an ATP ranking at age 16, attained a career high of No. 65 junior ranking, reached a career high ATP ranking of 648 and won the 2015 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship with UVa.

Philipp is the Director of Exercise & Sports Science at the International Association for Athletic Performance & Health (IAAPH), serves as an expert for Europe’s largest fitness company, McFit, and contributing author for the fitness & sports nutrition magazine LOOX.

He is the author of Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis which was published in 2012.

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Philipp Halfmann

Director of Exercise & Sports Science


Joachim-Karnatz-Allee 29

10557 Berlin


T: +49 (0)30 5770 3634 1



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