The effect of grip and wrist strengthening exercises on tennis playing ability

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Mary Ann Vogt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: There are a number of prerequisites necessary for efficient movement. Broer (3) has separated these prerequisites into three main categories: physical, mental, and emotional. The mental characteristics of movement occur when the individual makes spatial judgments. For example, the tennis player knows that the racket, which acts as the extension of his arm, will hit the ball at exactly the right time. Many sports require quick decisions which draw upon the mental abilities of the player. The emotional characteristics are concerned with the individual's desire to learn the elements of a new skill. In physical education fear enters into many activities so much so that the student's learning capacities are hindered until his emotional state is more stabilized, which is particularly true in swimming. The physical qualities of movement consist of the individual's physical make-up, that is, the ability to make use of muscular force, flexibility, reaction time, and sharpness of the senses. It is how effectively the individual uses these elements that makes movement more purposeful.

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Language: English
Date: 1961

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