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Miroslav Smajic1, Aleksandar Huba Barasic1, Dejan Javorac1, Nebojsa Cokorilo1, Bogdan Tomic2

1Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Fakultet za sport (Novi Sad, Srbija)
2Sportska Akademija (Beograd, Srbija)



Sport Mont 2014, XII(40-41-42), 217-223


Introduction: Tennis is polistructural activity acyclic type of movement. A large number of movement structures and situations in a tennis game (technical and tactical variants) indicates that the success of players determined by the level and structure of a large number of motor abilities, knowledge and qualities, of which some can be measured and analyzed. The measurement of these abilities and traits allows better planning, programming and control of the training process and to improve the sports form. The aim of the research was directed to determining the differences in motor abilities, of different sexes. Methods: The sample of 51 subjects aged 7 years (± 6 months), of which 23 boys and 28 girls tennis school participants TC "Palic" from Palic, carried out the measurement of motor abilities. The sample tests consisted of 12 tests: backward polygon, polygon with skipping and swiping, bat quickness, shooting horizontal objectives handed, shooting in the frame, target stick, keeping the ball with his hand, refusing racquet balls, fans, precision small vertical specific objectives, specific precision large vertical target, the specific objectives of the horizontal accuracy. Differences in motor abilities tennis players of different sexes was determined by using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Results: On the basis of the research it can be concluded that there are no statistically significant differences between boys and girls in terms of treated motor abilities. Discussion: Tennis is characterized by a very large number of different techniques strokes and movements, which are mostly performed at maximum speed for a long time, and it is logical that the success in tennis affects a larger number of motor skills (Zmajić, 2003). Development of speed, agility and explosiveness is very important for success in a tennis game, because tennis game consists of a number of different explosive reaction to a variety of changes in the situation (McCarthy, 1998). References: Filipčić, A. Filipčić, T. (2005). Correlation meet their particular motor skills and competitive effectiveness young female tennis players. Kinesiology, 37, 164-172. Groppel, J.L, Loehr, J.E., Melville, D.S. & Quinn, AM (1989). Science of coaching tennis. Champain IL: Leisure Press, 2, 13-19. McCarthy, J. (1998). Tennis Pattern Running. Strength Cond. J., 20(3), 23 – 30. MacDougall, J., Wenger, H., & Green, H. (1991). Physiological Testing of the high-performance athlete. Champain IL: Human Kinetics, 4, 53-64. Rowland, T (2005). Developmental exercise physiology. Human Kinetics, 1, 55-64. Zmajić, H. (2003). Competitive tennis. Zagreb: Gopal.



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