Testing speed and agility in elite tennis players

Speed and agility for tennis is a multifactorial concept and so requires an approach to testing that is both sport specific and multifaceted. By assessing speed, acceleration, change of direction, and reactive agility, it is possible to differentiate those factors in need of specific attention. A case example is presented to illustrate this. Training methods should be sport specific in nature and integrate both the perceptual motor and decision-making skills required in tennis..
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Subjects: tennis movement velocity speed acceleration reaction speed performance structure performance factor movement flexibility elite sport high performance sport test investigation method
Notations: sport games
DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31820534be
Published in: Strength and Conditioning Journal
Published: 2011
Volume: 33
Issue: 4
Pages: 69-72
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced