An internationally recognized leader and motivator in the world of athletic performance training, YUTAKA NAKAMURA has created the standard for producing elite
athletes with cutting edge training based on the latest sports science.
Currently, Nakamura, the physical trainer for MARIA SHARAPOVA, JESSICA KORDA and RYOYA ITO. Is a consultant for MMTF (MORTIA MASAAKI TENNIS FUND). The strong foundation they have built together includes emphasis on TRAINING, NUTRITION, and RECOVERY.
Yutaka’s journey began as a trainer at Saddlebrook Sports Complex where both legendary academies; Harry Hopman Tennis and Arnold Palmer Golf were located in Tampa,
Florida. In 2000, Yutaka trained and traveled with Jennifer Capriati to help with her come back on the WTA Tour. Later in her career, she earned three Grand Slam titles.
In 2005, Nakamura became Director of Performance at IMG / Bollettieri Academy to oversee the physical conditioning program for full-timers (300+ per school year), short-timers (1000+ per year), elite junior group and professional players including Maria Sharapova, Kei Nishikori, Tommy Haas, Mary Pierce, Xavier Malisse, Max Mirnyi and many others.
Two years, 2010 and 2011 with TENNIS AUSTRALIA, Nakamura focused on developing young Australian prospect BERNARD TOMIC and served as a consultant for Australian DAVIS CUP team members under two legendary captains, JOHN FITZJERALD and PAT RAFTER.
Yutaka also became the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for AIS Tennis (AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of SPORTS) based in Canberra.
Consults for high performance companies including NIKE, Inc., NIKE TRAINER'S HUB for men's, NIKE TRAINING CLUB for women's, helping them with product and program inspriration, development, and testing, as well as consumer marketing. He makes appearances at the NIKE and attend participate in events with training network mambers annually.
Has been a member of National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.).
With JTA (Japn Tennis Association), he has been part of Sports Science and Analysis Commitee.