APPLYING BIOMECHANICS TO THE QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE FOREHAND
Keywords:diagnosis, evaluation, skill, stroke, technique
AbstractThe analysis of strokes like the tennis forehand is a demanding skill for coaches because of the complexity, speed, and interrelated biomechanical factors affecting the movement. Coaches will be most effective if biomechanical principles are integrated with other sciences in a comprehensive model of the qualitative analysis process (Knudson & Morrison 2002). This paper illustrates how six principles of biomechanics of tennis strokes can be used in the qualitative analysis of the tennis forehand. A case study is examined using biomechanical principles in the diagnosis of the forehand of a beginner.
Coaching and Sports Activities