A comparative analysis of the spatial distributions of the serve return

Hazuan Hizan, Peter Whipp, Machar Reid, J.S. Wheat

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    Abstract

    The execution of the serve return is of particular importance given the increasing serve speeds that characterise modern tennis. The spatial distributions of the serve return at the professional level and between two age groups of high performance players (i.e., Under-16 and Under-12) were analysed to determine whether the location of a serve-return was independent of, or related to, the gender of the player. Chi-square analysis revealed significant differences in the distribution of first serve-return across the three serve-return locations to wide senes between the male and fenUlle Under-16 players (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)884-893
    JournalInternational Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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