Tashkent , September 27 : WTA selected the Tashkent Open medical team for the prestigious 2018 Dr. Irving Glick Award instituted In honor of one of WTA’s most outstanding tournament physicians Dr. Irving Glick and for his contributions to tennis medicine.
This award has been in existence since the turn of the 21st century and serves to recognize and honor outstanding knowledge, expertise, and a high level of care on the part of tournament physicians. At the end of each tennis season, the members of the WTA’s Sport Sciences & Medicine team review the many contributions of the tournament physicians they have worked with during the year and present this award to the physicians who live up to the high standards Dr. Glick set in the world of tennis , informed Anne Sophie Lauren and Kate Watson Primary Health Care Provider (PHCP) for the WTA Tashkent Open
On behalf of the WTA and its athletes we are pleased to recognize the medical team of the Tashkent Open as the recipients of the award read a citation . For the past several years, this team of physicians at Tashkent Open has provided the highest quality medical care to athletes, demonstrated genuine care and concern for the well-being of the athletes, and even looked after the well-being of the staff onsite , they added reading the citation.
The physicians do anything in their power to provide high level of care for our athletes. They are always available to assist in any way possible. Working with the fantastic physicians at this tournament, who consistently go above and beyond what is asked of them, makes our job as primary healthcare providers much easier , they added
The award was received by Dr. Dimitriy Khegay on behalf of his team and the Tashkent Open , the award was given away at the hands of WTA Supervisor Martina Lutkova and third seeded Alison Van Uytvanck
The WTA’s instituted the award in honor of Dr. Irving Glick. who was the Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Open for over 20 years , and made important contributions to tennis science and medicine . Dr Glick also Founded and chaired the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the USTA , Served on Medical Commission for the ITF and Was the Science coordinator for Tennis Sports Medicine – Olympics
Dr. Glick made many outstanding professional contributions to the world of tennis. He has been inducted into the USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.
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