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julian
12-05-2012, 07:41 AM
INTEGRATING BIOMECHANICS AT THE ELITE LEVEL: THE TENNIS AUSTRALIA
EXPERIENCE
Machar Reid1,2 and David Whiteside2
Tennis Australia, Australia1
School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia, Perth,
Australia2
Technical skill is key to tennis success. Qualitative critiques of technique are
commonplace in the sport. The use of quantitative biomechanics analysis in aiding
athlete development has been limited in tennis however, owing largely to its cost, the
expertise required for implementation and/or the timeliness of meaningful feedback.
Tennis Australia has nevertheless attempted to strategically deploy quantitative
biomechanics analysis, often doubling as research opportunities, to facilitate a coach’s
understanding of specific parts of his/her athlete’s technique. The organisation has also
identified key research questions to improve the sport’s understanding of technique, skill
development and injury prevention, generally through the use of motion analysis systems
like VICON. The current paper provides some examples of the genesis and outcomes of
this research in specific relation to the tennis serve.
KEYWORDS: SKILL DEVELOPMENT, FEMALES, LOW BACK PAIN
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https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/5159

Chas Tennis
12-05-2012, 07:46 AM
https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/viewFile/5159/4736