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Exercise-induced homeostatic perturbations provoked by singles tennis match play with reference to development of fatigue

Mendez-Villanueva, Alberto and Fernandez-Fernandez, Jaime and Bishop, David (2007) Exercise-induced homeostatic perturbations provoked by singles tennis match play with reference to development of fatigue. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41 (11). pp. 717-722. ISSN 0306-3674

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Abstract

This review addresses metabolic, neural, mechanical and thermal alterations during tennis match play with special focus on associations with fatigue. Several studies have provided a link between fatigue and the impairment of tennis skills proficiency. A tennis player’s ability to maintain skilled on-court performance and/or optimal muscle function during a demanding match can be compromised as a result of several homeostatic perturbations, for example hypoglycaemia, muscle damage and hyperthermia. Accordingly, an important physiological requirement to succeed at competitive level might be the player’s ability to resist fatigue. However, research evidence on this topic is limited and it is unclear to what extent players experience fatigue during high-level tennis match play and what the physiological mechanisms are that are likely to contribute to the deterioration in performance.

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Online ISSN: 1473-0480

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22062. homoeostatic pertubations, homoeostasis, homeostasis, metabolism, tennis, fatigue, intense exercise, muscle damage
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 23:12
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 23:03
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8021
DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2007.037259
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Citations in Scopus: 12 - View on Scopus

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