The ITF acknowledges the assistance of the WTA Tour in providing information on sports nutrition for tennis. Particular thanks go to Page Love of Nutrifit Sport Therapy Inc., from whom more detailed information on nutrition is available to purchase. View her website or download the order form below.


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