Analýza úrovně antropometrických a rychlostních charakteristik tenistů a tenistek ve věku 13-14 let.

Title in English Analysis of the level of anthropometric and speed agility characteristics of male and female tennis players aged 13–14


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Sportiva
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Keywords anthropometry;intergender differences;speed;tennis;motoric test
Description Strength is important factor impacting performance. Speed manifests not only by court movement, but also in reaction speed and in speed of individual shots. The aim of the paper is to analyze the level of basic anthropometric (body height, H; body weight, W) and speed characteristics of young Czech tennis players, to assess inter-gender differences and to determine the correlation between individual variables. The research sample consists of Czech junior male tennis players (n=221) and female players (n=217) between the ages of 13 and 14 years. Research data was acquired using test battery TENDIAG1 between years 2000 and 2015. Based on the data following basic static characteristics were calculated; for male players n=212, H=170.30+-8.96 cm, W=57.20+-9.25 kg, AT=13.56+-0.69 s) and for female players (n=217, H=168.70+-12,22 cm, w=55.85+-11.10 kg, AT=14.05+-1.18 s). Substantive significance of differences between male and female tennis players was assessed using Cohen’s d. No significance dependence was measured in anthropometric levels between male and female players (H, d=0.14; W, d=0.13), medium significance dependence was found in run speed test (d=0.50) in favor of male players. Medium significance dependence between running speed and body height and weight respectively (r=0.45, resp. r=0.43) was demonstrated at male players, small significance between running speed and body height and weight respectively (r=0.24, resp. r=0.16) at female players. For purposes of training, co-educated training units can be considered.
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