Coincidence timing accuracy of junior tennis players

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of age and gender on coincidence timing accuracy (CTA) of junior tennis players (ages of 8-9- 10). The Bassin Anticipation Timer Device was administered to measure CTA of participants (n=228). A 3x2 ANOVA was conducted to analyze age groups and gender differences on CTA. Results revealed that 10 year-old players had significantly lower CTA scores than eight year-old players and male players performed more precisely on CTA than their female counterparts. These results suggest that both age and gender have effects on CTA.
Spor Bilimleri Dergisi: Hacettepe Üniversitesi


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Citation Formats
M. Söğüt and M. S. Koçak, “Coincidence timing accuracy of junior tennis players,” Spor Bilimleri Dergisi: Hacettepe Üniversitesi, pp. 1–5, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: