“To hit the ball well, you must move well”  Unpacking the movement characteristics of professional tennis players

Brandon Giles

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis explored the characteristics of on-court movement in professional tennis. A multi-faceted approach was undertaken whereby a series of qualitative and quantitative methods were utilised to determine the state-of-play of movement in modern professional tennis, as well as the underpinning characteristics associated with these movements. Multiple movement styles and techniques were discovered, with the individualised expression and skill capabilities of players being a key determinant in their movement style. The findings of this thesis have important practical application for coaches and strength and conditioning practitioners, in informing the design and implementation of training interventions for professional tennis players.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Jul 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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