KINEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF FOREHAND STROKE TECHNIQUE OF EXCELLENT WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER SHARAPOVA

  • Zuqing Li
  • Shuai Wang
  • Jun Guo
  • Jihe Zhou
Keywords: Tennis, Forehand stroke, Kinematical analysis

Abstract

Forehand stroke is one of the most important and basic tennis techniques, with the highest rate of utilization. Good forehand stroke technique may serve as a powerful offensive weapon for a player, it can have a profound impact on the tennis game result and lay a solid foundation for learning other tennis techniques. In virtue of three-dimensional photograph analytical method, this research presents a kinematical analysis on key links of forehand stroke technique by Maria Sharapova, the champion of women's singles in 2014 China Open, so as to obtain kinematical parameters of forehand stroke technique by the world excellent women’s tennis player, reveal kinematics characteristics of forehand stroke technique and offer theoretical instructions to coaches and athletes for proper understanding and mastery of such a technique during training.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities