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Running Activity Profile of Adolescent Tennis Players During Match Play
Univ Wuppertal, Dept Movement Sci, Wuppertal, Germany.
Univ Wuppertal, Dept Movement Sci, Wuppertal, Germany.
Univ Wuppertal, Dept Movement Sci, Wuppertal, Germany.
Univ Wurzburg, Inst Sport Sci, D-97070 Wurzburg, Germany.
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2014 (English)In: Pediatric Exercise Science, ISSN 0899-8493, E-ISSN 1543-2920, Vol. 26, no 3, 281-290 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aims of this study were (1) to assess the running activities of adolescent tennis players during match play with respect to velocity, acceleration, and deceleration; (2) to characterize changes in these activities during the course of a match; and (3) to identify potential differences between winners and losers. Twenty well-trained adolescent male athletes (13 +/- 1 y) played one simulated match each (giving a total of 10 matches), during which distances covered at different velocity categories (0 to < 1, 1 to < 2, 2 to < 3, 3 to < 4, and >= 4 m.s(-1)) and number of running activities involving high velocity (>= 3 m.s(-1)), acceleration (>= 2 m.s(-2)), and deceleration (<= -2 m.s(-2)) were monitored using a global positioning system (10 Hz). Heart rate was also assessed. The total match time, total distance covered, peak velocity, and mean heart rate were 81.2 +/- 14.6 min, 3362 +/- 869 m, 4.4 +/- 0.8 m.s(-1), and 159 +/- 12 beats.min(-1), respectively. Running activities involving high acceleration (0.6 +/- 0.2 n.min(-1)) or deceleration (0.6 +/- 0.2 n.min(-1)) were three times as frequent as those involving high velocity (0.2 +/- 0.1 n.min(-1)). No change in the pattern of running activities (P >= .13, d <= 0.39) and no differences between winners and losers (P >= .22, d <= 0.53) were evident during match play. We conclude that training of well-trained adolescent male tennis players need not focus on further development of their running abilities, since this physical component of multifactorial tennis performance does not change during the course of a match and does not differ between the winners and losers.

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2014. Vol. 26, no 3, 281-290 p.
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endurance, GPS, match analysis, repeated sprint ability, performance
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23018DOI: 10.1123/pes.2013-0195ISI: 000340513700008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84929048758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-23018DiVA: diva2:748151
Available from: 2014-09-18 Created: 2014-09-18 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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