JOINT ANGLE PRODUCTION DURING SQUASH FOREHAND AND BACKHAND STROKE

  • Fadiah Hirza Mohammad Ariff
  • Noor Azuan Abu Osman
  • Juliana Usman
Keywords: upper limb joint angle, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, squash

Abstract

The paper discusses the production of joint angles at the upper limb joint of forehand and backhand strokes during contact phase. There are eight significant joint anatomical profiles that were investigated namely; trunk flexion, trunk lateral flexion, trunk rotation, shoulder adduction, shoulder rotation, elbow flexion, wrist flexion and wrist pronation.. A female intermediate squash player participated in this study and data were collected using a 250 Hz VICON MX motion analysis system. The results show that the extension of the elbow joint and pronation/supination of the wrist played important role in generating racquet head velocity during contact.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities