RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UPPER EXTREMITY MASS DISTRIBUTION AND PERFORMANCE IN COLLEGIATE TENNIS PLAYERS

  • David W. Keeley
  • Marcus A. McClary
  • Gabriela Anguiano-Molina
Keywords: DXA, body mass, competition, shot accuracy, shot velocity

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between upper extremity mass distribution and performance in tennis. Eighteen healthy collegiate tennis players consented to participate in this study. The study consisted of body mass distribution analysis using a dual X-ray absorptiometry scan and a simulated performance assessment to gauge accuracy and velocity of various tennis shots. The data collected suggests that mass distribution in the upper extremity is related to both shot velocity and accuracy.
Published
2014-10-06
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities