tennis

The sports science of tennis I: success and decline of top 10 players

The sports science of tennis I: success and decline of top 10 players

Tennis is a unique sport. Unlike cycling, rowing or running events, the best performances cannot be evaluated based on times posted at world championships or Olympic games. Nor is tennis a team sport like basketball soccer, where complex tactical and technical interactions between units of players are captained and coached from the side-line. In tennis,(…)

Tennis playing surface and physical preparation

Tennis playing surface and physical preparation

Does the surface of the tennis court have an impact on tennis players’ physiological performance? It appears so. Martin et al. (2011) have demonstrated that clay-court elicits a higher average heart rate (154 v 141 b.min), higher blood lactate concentrations (5.7 v 3.6 mmol.L) and increased duration of rallies (8.5 v 5.9s) over successive games(…)