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A Review of the Activity Profile and Physiological Demands of Tennis Match Play

Fernandez-Fernandez, Jaime PhD1; Sanz-Rivas, David PhD1,2; Mendez-Villanueva, Alberto PhD3

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - pp 15-26
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181ada1cb
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THE AIM OF THIS REVIEW IS TO PROVIDE A BRIEF INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHYSICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL DEMANDS OF COMPETITIVE TENNIS MATCH PLAY. IT ALSO PROVIDES USEFUL INFORMATION THAT MAY HELP STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES TO IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROTOCOLS TO IMPROVE ON-COURT TENNIS PERFORMANCE.

1Tennis Performance Research Group, Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), Madrid, Spain; 2Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, University Camilo Jose Cela, Madrid, Spain; and 3 Performance Enhancement and Talent Identification Section, ASPIRE Academy for Sports Excellence, Doha, Qatar

Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez is the coordinator of the Sports Science and Coaching Area and is a member of the Tennis Performance Research Group, both for the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), in Madrid (Spain).

David Sanz-Rivas is the director of Coaches' Education and the Tennis Performance Research Group for the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), in Madrid (Spain).

Alberto Mendez- Villanueva is a senior physiologist working within the Performance Enhancement & Talent Detection Section at ASPIRE, Academy for Sports Excellence in Doha (Qatar).

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