Match activity and physiological load during a clay-court tennis tournament in elite female players.


:The aim of this study was to determine the match activity and physiological demands of women's tennis during a 3-day clay-court tennis tournament. The activity profile of eight players was determined by filming each competitive match with video cameras. Metabolic-perceptual measurements--blood samples and individual ratings of perceived exertion (RPE)--were taken while the players were sitting during permitted changeover breaks in play. The activity profile of the players was as follows: strokes per rally, 2.5 +/- 1.6; rally duration, 7.2 +/- 5.2 s; rest time between rallies, 15.5 +/- 7.3 s; effective playing time, 21.6 +/- 6.1%; work-to-rest ratio, 1:2.1. Blood lactate concentration [2.2 +/- 0.9 mmol x l(-1) (n = 50) vs. 2.2 +/- 0.7 mmol x l(-1) (n = 48)] and RPE values [12.2 +/- 2.4 (n = 57) vs. 12 +/- 2.3 (n = 57)] were not significantly different (P = 0.65-0.78) between service and return games. The results highlight the importance of taking these factors (i.e. activity patterns and physiological profile) into account when planning training strategies for competitive females players. As such, tennis training regimes should be adapted to the specific demands imposed by match-play in female players on a clay-court surface.


J Sports Sci


Fernandez-Fernandez J,Sanz-Rivas D,Fernandez-Garcia B,Mendez-Villanueva A




Has Abstract


2008-12-01 00:00:00














  • Skeletal maturation, fundamental motor skills and motor coordination in children 7-10 years.

    abstract::Relationships between skeletal maturation and fundamental motor skills and gross motor coordination were evaluated in 429 children (213 boys and 216 girls) 7-10 years. Skeletal age was assessed (Tanner-Whitehouse 2 method), and stature, body mass, motor coordination (Körperkoordinations Test für Kinder, KTK) and funda...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Freitas DL,Lausen B,Maia JA,Lefevre J,Gouveia ÉR,Thomis M,Antunes AM,Claessens AL,Beunen G,Malina RM

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • The anaerobic power reserve and its applicability in professional road cycling.

    abstract::This study examined if short-duration record power outputs can be predicted with the Anaerobic Power Reserve (APR) model in professional cyclists using a field-based approach. Additionally, we evaluated if modified model parameters could improve predictive ability of the model. Twelve professional cyclists (V̇O2max 75...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sanders D,Heijboer M

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • Effects and prevalence of responders after a multicomponent intervention on cardiometabolic risk factors in children and adolescents with overweight/obesity: Action for health study.

    abstract::This study aimed to verify the effect of a multicomponent intervention on cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRF), and to determine the prevalence of responders on CMRF among children and adolescents with overweight/obesity. This is a quasi-experimental study, developed with 35 children and adolescents with overweight/obe...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brand C,Martins CML,Lemes VB,Pessoa MLF,Dias AF,Cadore EL,Mota J,Gaya ACA,Gaya AR

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • Fitness determinants of success in men's and women's football.

    abstract::In this study, we examined gender and age differences in physical performance in football. Thirty-four elite female and 34 elite male players (age 17 +/- 1.6 to 24 +/- 3.4 years) from a professional football club were divided into four groups (n=17 each) according to gender and competitive level (senior males, senior ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mujika I,Santisteban J,Impellizzeri FM,Castagna C

    更新日期:2009-01-15 00:00:00

  • Ankle muscle strength influence on muscle activation during dynamic and static ankle training modalities.

    abstract::Muscle weakness is considered a risk factor for ankle injury. Balance training and barefoot running have been used in an attempt to strengthen the muscles crossing the ankle. It is expected that training tasks that successfully strengthen the ankle would elicit increased muscular activity. However, it is unknown how a...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lucas-Cuevas AG,Baltich J,Enders H,Nigg S,Nigg B

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • The use of recovery methods post-exercise.

    abstract::Competitive soccer engages many of the body's systems to a major extent. The musculoskeletal, nervous, immune and metabolic systems are stressed to a point where recovery strategies post-exercise become influential in preparing for the next match. Intense activity at a 7-day training camp causes participants to experi...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Reilly T,Ekblom B

    更新日期:2005-06-01 00:00:00

  • Quantifying external focus of attention in sailing by means of action sport cameras.

    abstract::The aim of the current study was twofold: (1) to validate the use of action sport cameras for quantifying focus of visual attention in sailing and (2) to apply this method to examine whether an external focus of attention is associated with better performance in upwind sailing. To test the validity of this novel quant...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pluijms JP,Cañal-Bruland R,Hoozemans MJ,Van Beek MW,Böcker K,Savelsbergh GJ

    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of stance position on kick performance in taekwondo.

    abstract::In taekwondo, the stance position can potentially affect kick performance. The aim of this study was to analyse mechanical variables in the roundhouse kick in taekwondo according to three stance positions (0°, 45°, 90°). Nine experienced taekwondo athletes performed consecutive kicking trials in a random order accordi...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Estevan I,Jandacka D,Falco C

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Excessive game playing is associated with musculoskeletal pain among youth athletes: a cross-sectional study in Miyagi prefecture.

    abstract::Youth athletes are known to be at high risk of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries. Children in developed countries are increasingly adopting a sedentary lifestyle. Although some risk factors related to sports activities have been reported, the effect of lifestyle (i.e. screen time behaviour) on MSK pain in youth athletes ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sekiguchi T,Hagiwara Y,Momma H,Tsuchiya M,Kuroki K,Kanazawa K,Yabe Y,Yoshida S,Koide M,Itaya N,Itoi E,Nagatomi R

    更新日期:2018-08-01 00:00:00

  • Accuracy of the wearable activity tracker Garmin Forerunner 235 for the assessment of heart rate during rest and activity.

    abstract::Accurate measures of heart rate (HR) during rehabilitation and sporting activities are important for precise exercise prescription to maintain or increase capacity. Wrist-worn activity monitors utilizing photoplethysmography technology (PPG) to configure HR show discrepant findings regarding validity depending on the ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Støve MP,Haucke E,Nymann ML,Sigurdsson T,Larsen BT

    更新日期:2019-04-01 00:00:00

  • Talent identification and development in soccer since the millennium.

    abstract::At the turn of the millennium, a review paper was published in this journal on talent identification and development in soccer (Williams & Reilly, 2000). In the current paper, we assess progress made in this field over the last twenty years relative to the areas for future research highlighted in the original review. ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Williams AM,Ford PR,Drust B

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • The multistage 20 metre shuttle run test for aerobic fitness.

    abstract::A maximal multistage 20 m shuttle run test was designed to determine the maximal aerobic power of schoolchildren, healthy adults attending fitness class and athletes performing in sports with frequent stops and starts (e.g. basketball, fencing and so on). Subjects run back and forth on a 20 m course and must touch the...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Léger LA,Mercier D,Gadoury C,Lambert J

    更新日期:1988-07-01 00:00:00

  • Analysis of foot strike pattern, rearfoot dynamic and foot rotation over childhood. A cross-sectional study.

    abstract::The purpose of this study was to determine the foot strike patterns (FSP), rearfoot position at initial contact (RPic, i.e., No INV/EVE) and foot rotation in children in relation to age. A total of 932 children aged 3 to 16 years participated in this study. A sagittal and frontal-plane video was recorded using a high-...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Latorre Román PÁ,Redondo Balboa F,Párraga Montilla J,Soto Hermoso VM,Consuegra González PJ,García Pinillos F

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of Ramadan intermittent fasting on athletic performance: recommendations for the maintenance of physical fitness.

    abstract::The behavioural modifications that accompany Ramadan intermittent fasting (RIF) are usually associated with some alterations in the metabolic, physiological, and psychological responses of athletes that may affect sport performance. Muslim athletes who are required to train and/or compete during the month-long, diurna...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Chaouachi A,Leiper JB,Chtourou H,Aziz AR,Chamari K

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of high-intensity intermittent priming on physiology and cycling performance.

    abstract::The pre-event warm-up or "priming" routine for optimising cycling performance is not well-defined or uniform to a specific event. We aimed to determine the effects of varying the intensity of priming on 3 km cycling performance. Ten endurance-trained male cyclists completed four 3 km time-trials (TT) on four separate ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: McIntyre JP,Kilding AE

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • To what extent does sexual dimorphism exist in competitive powerlifters?

    abstract::We examined sexual dimorphism in the anthropometry of 68 Australasian and Pacific powerlifters (14 females, 54 males) who were competing in one of two national or international powerlifting competitions held in New Zealand. All powerlifters were assessed for 37 anthropometric dimensions by ISAK (International Society ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Keogh JW,Hume PA,Pearson SN,Mellow P

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

  • Top-down and bottom-up guidance in comprehension of schematic football diagrams.

    abstract::Comprehension of a narrated diagram entail complex cognitive processing as learner is challenged to extract the orally evoked information. The present experiment examined the effects of 2 different forms of attention guidance - bottom-up and top-down - on comprehension performance, cognitive load investment, and motiv...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khacharem A

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • Caffeine ingestion enhances perceptual responses during intermittent exercise in female team-game players.

    abstract::We examined the influence of caffeine supplementation on cognitive performance and perceptual responses in female team-game players taking low-dose monophasic oral contraceptives of the same hormonal composition. Ten females (24 ± 4 years; 59.7 ± 3.5 kg body mass; 2-6 training sessions per week) took part in a randomi...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Ali A,O'Donnell J,Von Hurst P,Foskett A,Holland S,Starck C,Rutherfurd-Markwick K

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Bioenergetics of ice hockey: considerations for fatigue.

    abstract::This paper addresses the potential role of fatigue as a factor contributing to the deterioration of high level performance in ice hockey. Particularly, attention is given to the general description of different types of fatigue and the mechanisms underlying each type. Data have been presented illustrating the nature a...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Green HJ

    更新日期:1987-01-01 00:00:00

  • Validity and reliability of the Newtest Powertimer 300-series testing system.

    abstract::The aim of the present study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Newtest Powertimer 300-series portable contact mat and photocells (Newtest Oy, Finland). The participants were 20 male soccer players aged 19.1+/-3.5 years. The validity and reliability of the Powertimer (contact mat and photocells) were as...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Enoksen E,Tønnessen E,Shalfawi S

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • Hip joint kinetics in the table tennis topspin forehand: relationship to racket velocity.

    abstract::The purpose of this study was to determine hip joint kinetics during a table tennis topspin forehand, and to investigate the relationship between the relevant kinematic and kinetic variables and the racket horizontal and vertical velocities at ball impact. Eighteen male advanced table tennis players hit cross-court to...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Iino Y

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00

  • Heart rate, blood lactate and kinematic data of elite colts (under-19) rugby union players during competition.

    abstract::Physiological and kinematic data were collected from elite under-19 rugby union players to provide a greater understanding of the physical demands of rugby union. Heart rate, blood lactate and time-motion analysis data were collected from 24 players (mean +/- s(x): body mass 88.7 +/- 9.9 kg, height 185 +/- 7 cm, age 1...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Deutsch MU,Maw GJ,Jenkins D,Reaburn P

    更新日期:1998-08-01 00:00:00

  • Acute changes in kinematic and muscle activity patterns in habitually shod rearfoot strikers while running barefoot.

    abstract::The aim of this study was to observe changes in the kinematics and muscle activities when barefoot running was initially adopted by six habitually shod, recreational rearfoot striking runners. Participants ran on a treadmill shod for 5 min, completed 3 × 10-min intervals of barefoot running and then completed a final ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Strauts J,Vanicek N,Halaki M

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Wear compliance, sedentary behaviour and activity in free-living children from hip-and wrist-mounted ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometers.

    abstract::The GT3X+ worn at the wrist promotes greater compliance than at the hip. Minutes in SB and PA calculated from raw accelerations at the hip and wrist provide contrasting estimates and cannot be directly compared. Wear-time for the wrist (15.6 to 17.4 h.d-1) was greater than the hip (15.2 to 16.8 h.d-1) across several w...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McLellan G,Arthur R,Buchan DS

    更新日期:2018-11-01 00:00:00

  • Segment coordination and variability among prospectively injured and uninjured runners.

    abstract::Coordinative variability (CAV) and underlying coordinative patterns are potential running-related overuse injury (RROI) mechanisms, but prospective analyses are needed. This study compared lower limb CAV and coordinative patterns between prospectively injured and uninjured runners. Knee, shank, and ankle kinematics we...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Desai GA,Gruber AH

    更新日期:2021-01-01 00:00:00

  • Modelling performance and skeletal muscle adaptations with exponential growth functions during resistance training.

    abstract::System theory is classically applied to describe and to predict the effects of training load on performance. The classic models are structured by impulse-type transfer functions, nevertheless, most biological adaptations display exponential growth kinetics. The aim of this study was to propose an extension of the mode...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Philippe AG,Borrani F,Sanchez AM,Py G,Candau R

    更新日期:2019-02-01 00:00:00

  • Equivalence of accelerometer data for walking and running: treadmill versus on land.

    abstract::The aim of this study was to compare equivalence and agreement of physical activity output data collected by a Research Tri-axial accelerometer (R3T) during walking and running on a treadmill versus on land. Fifty healthy volunteers, 35 males (age 21.9 +/- 1.8 years) and 15 females (age 21.6 +/- 0.7 years), underwent ...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vanhelst J,Zunquin G,Theunynck D,Mikulovic J,Bui-Xuan G,Beghin L

    更新日期:2009-05-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of grip width on sticking region in bench press.

    abstract::The aim of this study was to examine the occurrence of the sticking region by examining how three different grip widths affect the sticking region in powerlifters' bench press performance. It was hypothesised that the sticking region would occur at the same joint angle of the elbow and shoulder independent of grip wid...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gomo O,Van Den Tillaar R

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Estimates of the number of people in England who attain or exceed vigorous intensity exercise by walking at 3 mph.

    abstract::Walking is a safe, accessible and low cost activity, amenable to change and known to have great potential to increase physical activity levels in sedentary individuals. The objective of this study is to estimate the proportion of the 2009 adult population of England who would attain or exceed vigorous intensity activi...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kelly P,Murphy M,Oja P,Murtagh EM,Foster C

    更新日期:2011-12-01 00:00:00

  • An investigation of the in-game behaviours of professional, top-level youth soccer coaches.

    abstract::Although research into coaching has increased considerably during the last two decades, an area of neglect has been that of the professional youth coach. The aim of this study was to investigate the working behaviours of six top-level professional soccer coaches. Data were collected using a modified version of the Ari...

    journal_title:Journal of sports sciences

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Smith M,Cushion CJ

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00