KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF FOREHAND DRIVE IN FEMALE TENNIS PLAYERS

  • Chunning Van
Keywords: tennis, forehand drive, kinematics

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Successful performance of the tennis forehand drive (FH) relies heavily on the player’s technique. Unless the stroke mechanics that make up good forehand technique can be identified, it is impossible for the player, coach, or biomechanist to strive for stroke production that integrates appropriate stroke mechanics and individual flair. The purpose of this study is to profile the biomechanical characteristics of Chinese female tennis players. The data was compared with western elite players reported in the literature. In this study, where applicable, kinematics analyses of particular aspects of the stroke were compared with qualitative and quantitative descriptions.