AN ANALYSIS OF SPECIFIC FlTNESS TESTING IN FEMALE JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS

Ching-Cheng Chiang, Jong-Chang Tsai, Jinn-Yen Chiang

Abstract


The purpose of the present study was to determine the anthropometry, physical fitness parameters and compare with USTA normative data. Seven-teen female teenage tennis players who have the Taiwan national level were included in the study. The analysis focused on the examination of muscular strength, endurance, power flexibility, speed and agility. Results showed that (a) there were excellent performances in grip strength of the nondominant hand (7.8%) and hexagon test (8.1 %) scored well relative to USTA normative data. (b) there were needs improvement performance in sit and reach (0.5%) and spider test (6.7%) relative to USTA. In conclusion, this study indicated the identification of weaknesses in flexibility, speed and agility parameters and allows designing efficient physical training programs.

Keywords


physical testing; addesoents; tennis performance

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ISSN 1999-4168