2019 World Congress of Tennis Medicine and Sports Science Stockholm, Sweden

Hosted by Sophiahemmet University in partnership with Capio Artro Clinic and Good to Great

Welcome to the 2019 World Congress of Tennis Medicine and Sports Science.

It is a great pleasure for us at Sophiahemmet University to welcome you all to Stockholm, Sweden in October 2019.

The Society for Tennis Medicine & Science (STMS) has trusted us with hosting this World Congress on Swedish soil. Although, we cannot guarantee warm sunny weather, we promise you as congress participant a very warm welcome and support from conference hosts who will do everything in their power to make this an unforgettable event!

The theme for the STMS World Congress is ”Connecting Professions and Generations”.

In today’s fast-paced society with overwhelming information it is more important than ever before that we slow down, interact, communicate and share knowledge/experiences between different experts and ages in order to support the tennis society in general and the individual tennis player specifically.


We hope that you will find the program as exciting as we do and please tweet about the different symposiums to colleagues in the world of tennis and sports medicine.

The program on Friday the 18th will consist of two big symposiums covering the shoulder and spine, in addition the day also includes special guest and key note lectures. On Saturday the 19th the program starts off with a wake-up call in the morning and during the day there will be key note lectures, special guest lectures and break-out sessions to further enhance the knowledge in tennis and sports medicine!

Facts about the congress

October 18-19, 2019
World Congress

Sophiahemmet University, Stockholm, Sweden

Shoulder, Spine, Sports Science

Social Event
Social get-together Friday night at Intrum Stockholm Open

Conference Rates
Rates terms and conditions

Registration is closed


We are excited to connect experiences and competences with our main partner Good to Great Tennis Academy in the Coaches program. The founders* of the GTG Academy has since April 2018 continued their journey in their own brand new Catella Arena, creating the best possible environment for high performance players. In this Coaches conference the highlights will be targeted towards high performance, sports science and injury prevention. The program contains both theoretical and practical sessions.

Idrottslyftet: Exclusively for Swedish coaches

Som tränare inom Svensk Tennis får du 500 kr i bidrag till tränarkongressen den 18-19 oktober. Du anmäler dig som vanligt till kongressen och får sedan tillbaka bidraget i efterhand via SvTF.

*Magnus Norman, Niclas Kulti and Mikael Tillström


The target audience for the congress is physicians, physical therapists, fitness coaches, tennis coaches and other professions who are interested in discussing, sharing and deepen their knowledge in the field of tennis medicine and high performance. The congress will provide lectures, work-shops and symposiums in different areas all related to tennis players across all ages and levels.


The objectives for the congress is to deepen the knowledge in areas of orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation, prevention, well-being, psychology, nutrition and high performance.

Connecting Professions and Generations

— 2019 World Congress of Tennis Medicine and Sports Science

Below please find the 2019 STMS World Congress prestigious list of our faculty and key note speakers. For complete list of speakers see official and coaches program.


Course director

Fredrik Johansson, PhD

President STMS

Neeru Jayanthi, MD

Past STMS presidents

Babette Pluim, MD
Per Renström, MD

Scientific planning committee

Per Renström, MD
Kathleen Stroia, PT, ATC
Mark Batt, Professor
Ann Cools, PhD
Tönu Sartook, MD
Eva Skillgate, Professor
Fredrik Johansson, PhD


Key-note speakers

Todd Ellenbecker, PT, ATC
Tim Gabbett, PhD
Hans-Christer Holmberg, Professor
Magnus Norman, ATP Coach

Special guest lecture

Brian Hainline, MD
Giovanni Di Giacomo, MD
Jaime Fernandez, PhD
Mark Batt, MD

We warmly recommend Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza for your stay in Stockholm. The Plaza hotel is conveniately located within walking distance of the venue Sophiahemmet University.

Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Email: reservation.stoplaza@elite.se
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Contact Person

How to find us


Sophiahemmet University, building R


Valhallavägen 91R, Stockholm, Sweden

What is the easiest way to get to Sophiahemmet?

Sophiahemmet Univerity is located in central Stockholm next to the Stadion arena. We are well-served by public transport: by metro to Stadion or Tekniska Högskolan, by the Roslagsbanan train to Östra Station; or by bus, alight at Stadion.

There are limited parking facilities at Sophiahemmet and we recommend that our visitors get a ride, take a taxi or use public transportation. If you use your own car, please arrive with sufficient time to spare, you may need to wait or search for some time before locating an available space. There are also parking spaces on Valhallavägens allé, just a few minutes’ walk from the University. Remember that the hospital/university grounds cover a large area and it is helpful to know that the venue is in building R. If arriving by taxi, provide the letter of the building to the taxi driver and the street address Valhallavägen 91R. Welcome to Sophiahemmet University!

Tekniska Högskolan

Östra station

Östra station