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An analysis of time factors in elite male tennis players using the computerised scorebook for tennis

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Abstract:

The authors developed the computerized scorebook for tennis to analyze the time duration of shots. The purpose of this study was to analyze the time factors in Grand Slam singles matches using the computerized scorebook for tennis. Eighty-two players' performances from forty-one matches in Grand Slam tournaments held in 2003 and 2004 were analyzed. The French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open were selected to compare the effect of court surface on timing factors. The time duration of both 1st and 2nd service was longest at the French Open. Players need different service strategy between the French Open and the other tournaments because of the difference of strategy. Time duration of ground strokes showed no significant differences between the three tournaments. Ground strokes and rally play followed similar rhythms at all three tournaments. These results were obtained using the computerized scorebook for tennis. The usefulness of the scorebook for tennis coaching was demonstrated.

Keywords: GROUND STROKES; NOTATIONAL ANALYSIS; SERVE; TENNIS; TIME DURATION OF SHOTS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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