A. Goktepe et al., "An Examination of the Differences in the Angles Created in the Lower and Upper Extremities During Tennis Serves by Male and Female Players", in Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010, pp. 369-374, http://dx.doi.org/10.15221/10.369.
An Examination of the Differences in the Angles Created in the Lower and Upper Extremities During Tennis Serves by Male and Female Players
Ayhan GOKTEPE 1, Hakan KARABORK 2, Engin KOCAMAN 1
1 Selcuk University, Technical Science College, Konya, Turkey;
2 Selcuk University, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Konya, Turkey
The present study was conducted on 4 female and 4 male tennis players (Average age 11.6±0.7 years; height 153.2±6.9 cm; body mass index 42.0±3.9 kg; player experience 6.4±1.3 years). All the participants volunteered to participate in the study. The players hit their tennis serves at the maximum speed they could, imagining that they were in a real tennis match. The images for successful and unsuccessful tennis serves were recorded synchronously with a speed of 60 pictures/ second by using two video cameras. These recorded images were subjected to photogrammetric evaluation using Pictran software. The ankle, shoulder and elbow angles of the players were observed during the tennis serve before hitting, at the time of hitting and after hitting the ball.
digital photogrammetry, motion analysis, tennis serve
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