Muscle coordination during topspin forehand drive in young tennis players

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Rouffet, David, Hautier, Christophe, Brosseau, Olivier and Rogowski, Isabelle (2009) Muscle coordination during topspin forehand drive in young tennis players. Science and Sports, 24 (2). pp. 111-114. ISSN 0765-1597


Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the timing of muscle activation during the acceleration phase of topspin forehand drives in young tennis players. Synthesis: The activity of six muscles was recorded using surface electromyography during topspin forehand drives in 22 players (9–17 years). The timing of muscle activation was characterized by the onset of EMG bursts during the acceleration stage. Conclusion: The proximal-to-distal sequential muscle activity was observed for the agonist muscles while the antagonist muscles were recruited at the end of the acceleration stage. This sequential muscle activity was common to all participants whatever their abilities.

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Alternative title: Coordination musculaire lors du coup droit lifté chez les jeunes joueurs de tennis

Item type Article
DOI 10.1016/j.scispo.2008.06.005
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Keywords ResPubID18094, surface electromyography, racket sports, muscle activity, upper limb, trunk
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