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Effects of the ground surface on the physiological siological and technical responses in young tennis players

Girard, O. and Millet, G.P. (2004) Effects of the ground surface on the physiological siological and technical responses in young tennis players. In: Kahn, J-F, Lees, A. and Maynard, I., (eds.) Science and Racket Sports III: The Proceedings of the Eighth International Table Tennis Federation Sports Science Congress and The Third World Congress of Science and Racket Sports. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group, pp. 43-48.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203436646
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Abstract

The type of the tennis court’s ground surface determines the rebound angle and velocity of the ball, and also influences the displacements of the player (Roetert and Groppel, 2001). Quality of a ground surface may be evaluated by its stiffness and its slipperiness, and these are different between slow surfaces (i.e., clay) and fast surfaces (Le., Greenset®). Slow surfaces, named rugged surfaces, reduce the speed of the ball and induce a higher and slower rebound, in contrast to fast surfaces.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/46377
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