EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TENNIS SHOES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF RECREATIONAL TENNIS PLAYERS

  • Pui-Iam Wong
  • Raymond Y.K. Kong
  • Youlian Hong
Keywords: groundstroke, service, shuttle-run, tennis, shoe, performance

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of different tennis shoes on the performance of recreational tennis players. Twenty male recreational tennis players participated in the study. Four different tennis shoes were employed and the sequence was randomized for each subject. Three on-court performances (groundstroke, service, and shuttle-run) were chosen and one-way ANOVA with repeated measures (P<0.05) was adopted. The results showed that there was no significant difference in the performances meaning that: (a) different tennis shoes did not have significant effect on the on-court performance of the recreational tennis players; and (b) the recreational tennis players and the shoe manufacturers might overestimate the contribution of the shoe to the on-court performance.
Published
2007-11-01
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation