APPLYING BIOMECHANICS TO THE QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE FOREHAND

  • Duane Knudson
Keywords: diagnosis, evaluation, skill, stroke, technique

Abstract

The 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.
Published
2007-11-09
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities