Relationship between anthropometric or functional characteristics and maximal serve velocity in professional tennis players

M. Bonato, M. A. Maggioni, C. Rossi, S. Rampichini, A. La Torre, G. Merati

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Abstract

Aim. This study aims at investigating the possible relationships between anthropometric and functional parameters and maximal serve speed in professional tennis players. Methods. Eight professional male tennis players (age 23±4 [mean±SD] years; height 181±4 cm; body mass 80±4 kg; playing experience 14±4 years; weekly training practice 29±6 hours) were recruited. Anthropometric parameters (height, body mass, arm-racquet length, arm muscle area), jump performance (squat jump, counter movement jump; counter movement jump free), handgrip strength and irst and second maximal serve speed were assessed. Results. Pearson's correlation coeficient showed signiicant (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1157-1165
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Volume55
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Athletic performances
  • Body height
  • Factor analysis, statistical
  • Statistics as topic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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