ERIC Number: ED209208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
International Symposium on the Effective Teaching of Racquet Sports. Proceedings (1st, Urbana, Illinois, June 11-14, 1980).
Groppel, Jack L., Ed.; Sears, Ronald G., Ed.
Researchers, coaches, and players of racquet sports were brought together for this symposium on four racquet sports. Although most of the papers presented at the symposium were written by Americans, one of the speakers was from Canada, and another was from Australia. The sports represented were badminton, racquetball, tennis, and squash. In Part I, four papers on sports medicine, biomechanics, and exercise physiology are presented. Among the topics are tennis elbow in badminton, cardiovascular endurance training, and a force platform study of power strokes. The six papers in Part II address skill acquisition and teaching strategies, such as the teaching behaviors of university tennis instructors and successful methods of teaching serves and stroke techniques. Sports psychology in tennis was the subject of the three papers in Part III, and Part IV consists of a paper on contemporary tennis research and its application by the practitioner. Each paper is preceded by an abstract, and most have a brief list of references. The final article is a synthesis of research and its role in the teaching and coaching of racquet sports. (FG)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.