Integrating Biomechanics At The Elite Level: The Tennis Australia Experience

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    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
    for the full text please click
    https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/5159
     
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