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Neuromuscular fatigue in tennis: Mind over muscle?

Girard, O. (2014) Neuromuscular fatigue in tennis: Mind over muscle? ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review (63). pp. 7-9.


To successfully endure tournament competition, tennis players must accelerate, decelerate, change direction, move quickly, maintain balance and repeatedly generate optimum stroke production during several hours. This review paper outlines how fatigue manifests during prolonged match play and discusses the neural and muscular factors that may compromise tennis skill and performance. Scientific findings are presented as the basis for practical recommendations to help players to better resist fatigue during intense and extended matches.

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: International Tennis Federation
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