Evaluation of the serve and return in iddividual tennis on fast surface

Juan Carlos Caballero García

Francisco Argudo Iturriaga

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Caballero García, J. C., & Argudo Iturriaga, F. (2003). Evaluation of the serve and return in individual tennis on fast surface. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 74, 48-57.



We present an analysis or the actions in individual tennis played on a fast surface. From a starting point from work developed on other sports (Alonso, 2001, Argudo, 2000, Hernandez, 1987 and Lloret 1994) we carried out a study of the structural model of the action of the game, identifying  sociomotor roles and sub roles in individual tennis and having as an object the study of the possible relations between the technical methods of service, the direction of the ball in these, the different types of return and the direction of the ball. For work in the field we watched 5 matches in the 2001 Men US Open, in the eliminations of the final four, calibrating the actions by way of two control set-ups designed by the author. In the results of this investigative work few significant correlations among the variables studied appeared, therefore during training time all those must be worked.

Keywords: Evaluation and Quantification, Fast Surface, Motor Strategy, Service and Return, Sociomotor Role, Sociomotor Subrole, Structural Model, tennis.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: October 01, 2003