The precision of service, forehand and backhand strikes from the baseline, and their comparison between male and female tennis athletes

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The purpose of the present study was to register and compare the performance of male and female tennis athletes in relation to their successful strikes at service, forehand and backhand. The sample of the study included active male and female athletes, members of Thessalonica's teams that participate at the National championships of their ages. The sum of the study was 60 athletes (30 male and 30 female). Comparisons were made in order to evaluate if statistical significant differences exist based on their sex on the scores of their strikes. Statistical analysis of one-way ANOVA was used, with a significance level of 0.05. The results of the study showed that concerning sex, no significant statistical differences were noticed between the scores that male and female athletes achieve at the three strikes (service from the right side, sig=0.206, service from the left side sig=0.162, service totally sig= 0.929, forehand sig=0.766, backhand sig=0.683). The results showed that sex is an insignificant factor that could affect and form the scores of the athletes at the tests that describe their technical ability. Future studies are necessary, for the construction of a more widespread database.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2008

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