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ERIC Number: EJ852732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Perception of Kinematic Characteristics of Tennis Strokes for Anticipating Stroke Type and Direction
Shim, Jaeho; Carlton, Les G.; Kwon, Young-Hoo
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v77 n3 p326-339 Sep 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the sources of visual information used by highly skilled tennis players in anticipating their opponent's shots. In Experiment 1, motion analysis of the strokes showed that the relative motion between the racquet and forearm was different between the ground strokes and lobs, but there were no reliable kinematic differences when shot direction was varied. In Experiment 2, 12 skilled tennis players observed the opponent hitting strokes in a normal video or in a point-light display with different segments occluded. Players' anticipation accuracy was not degraded by the use of the point-light display. Occluding the racquet and forearm significantly reduced the participant's ability to determine the type of stroke produced. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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