A Comparison of Serve Speed and Motor Coordination between Elite and Club Level Tennis Players

The purpose of this study was to compare the serve speed and motor coordination of elite and club level junior tennis players aged 11-14 years. Participants (n=35) were assigned to one of the two groups according to their experience, weekly training volume and competition level. Serve speed was assessed with a sports radar gun. Motor coordination was evaluated by means of the Korperkoordinationstest fur Kinder. The main results revealed that serve speed and motor coordination performance levels of the elite group were significantly higher than those of the club group. This study emphasized the importance of early participation and training intensity, which can play an important role in enhancement of serve speed and motor coordination.


Gross motor coordination in junior tennis players
Söğüt, Mustafa (Informa UK Limited, 2016-11-01)
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine the gross motor coordination performance levels of junior tennis players and (2) to analyse the effects of age and gender. Participants were junior male (n=50) and female (n=51) tennis players aged 6-14. Korperkoordinationstest fur Kinder (KTK) was used to assess the gross motor coordination of the participants. Results revealed that none of the participants performed lower than normal level in motor coordination. Besides, 40.6% of the participants per...
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Citation Formats
M. Söğüt, “A Comparison of Serve Speed and Motor Coordination between Elite and Club Level Tennis Players,” JOURNAL OF HUMAN KINETICS, pp. 171–176, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/37392.