About Phil

Philipp Halfmann

Philipp Halfmann is an exercise & sports science expert, author, educator, public speaker, strength & conditioning coach, ATP tennis touring coach and TV contributor 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 & Club in Miami, Florida, before he worked at FIU as a strength & conditioning coach with various NCAA Division I teams, professional athletes and celebrities such as:

  • Antoine Walker (NBA)
  • Mike Sweetney (NBA)
  • Joe Maloof (owner Sacramento Kings NBA team)
  • Bizzle (Christian rapper)
  • Nicole C. Mullen (Christian singer)

While working at FIU Philipp wrote his first book Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning and conducted various strength & conditioning workshops, seminars and certifications for students, NCAA division 1 athletes and coaches.

Topics included:

  • Strength & Conditioning for Athletes
    • beginners
    • advanced
    • professionals
  • Strength & Conditioning for Tennis Touring Coaches
  • How to Become A Quality Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • How To Become Successful As An Athlete

After delivering outstanding results at FIU, e.g. school records for the swim team at the nationals, Philipp became the tennis touring and strength & conditioning coach for Swiss national Alexander Ritschard and wrote his second book Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis.

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 ITF junior ranking, reached a career high ATP ranking of 648 and won the 2015 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship with the University of Virginia (UVa).

Philipp is now 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 & lifestyle magazine LOOX and the tennis media outlet TennisNow.