LINEAR AND ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF THE UPPER BODY IN TENNIS FOREHANDS

  • Yoichi Lino
  • Takeji Kojima
  • Takeji Kojima
  • Takeji Kojima
Keywords: pelvic torque, impulse, angular impulse

Abstract

Linear momentum and angular momentum are said to be the two sources of power in the tennis forehand and they “should act together in a coordinated manner” (Groppel, 1992). However, the relationship between them has not been investigated. Thus, the purposes of this study were to determine linear and angular momentum of the upper body in tennis forehands and to investigate their coordination.
Published
2007-10-20
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities