3D KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE THREE MAIN STROKES IN PADDLE TENNIS MOTOR PATTERNS

Kostas Gianikellis, Andreas Skiadopoulos

Abstract


Paddle tennis coaches are lacking of scientific support in order to devise the most effective individual training program of stroke technique. Therefore, 30 kinematics and the temporal structure of the movements of three paddle tennis strokes have been analysed. Specifically, they have been calculated spatial-temporal variables of two successful trials of three main strokes (tray-smash, Hook-smash and Exit-wall drive) performed by a world class player.

Keywords


Biomechanics; 3D Kinematics; Sport Technique; Paddle Tennis.

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ISSN 1999-4168