A study of the relationship of selected measures to tennis ability

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Jean Pankonin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Frank Pleasants

Abstract: The purposes of this study were 1) to determine the relationship between related, factors of motor ability, including balance, agility, strength, coordination, and height, and the development of tennis ability in women; and 2) to compute the prediction equation for the development of tennis ability using these selected factors. Thirty-three students, who were freshman and sophomore women from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, were randomly selected from seven beginning tennis classes. Each subject was given tests which measured agility, balance, hand-eye coordination, grip strength, height, and arm and shoulder girdle strength. This testing was completed in March. At the end of the semester the subjects were evaluated for their tennis ability. This was accomplished by using two objective tests, which have been statistically analyzed, and one subjective measure. The combination of the T-scores of the Dyer Test of Tennis Ability, the Broer-Miller Forehand- Backhand Drive Test, and the subjective skill ratings, which were done by three judges, served as the final criterion of tennis ability.

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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