1st Edition

Science and Racket Sports I

Edited By T. Reilly, M. Hughes, A. Lees Copyright 1995
    304 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    298 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    This volume contains papers from the First World Congress of Science and Racket Sports held in Runcorn from July 9 to 13th, 1993. The programme consisted of 6 keynote addresses, 6 workshop sessions, 28 oral communications and 16 poster presentations. Manuscripts written up following the Congress were subject to peer review and editorial judgement prior to acceptance for the Proceedings. The volume is organised into parts based on scientific disciplines. Material falling into physiological topics have been split into those that report investigations of demands of racket sports, and those detailing fitness profiles or fitness testing of players. Similarly papers concerned with biomechanics and mechanics have been distinguished into those primarily concerned with force or stroke analysis and those focused on rackets or equipment in the racket sports. The Sports Medicine section includes papers that might have been placed elsewhere in the book but for their highlighting of injury or injury risk. Whole sections are devoted to psychology and to match analysis in the racket sports.

     Part 1 Physiology of racket sports: a metabolic characterization of singles tennis, M.A. Christmass et al; investigation of exercise intensity in male singles lawn tennis, T. Reilly and J. Palmer; seasonal variability in physiological strain - matching performance to demand, R.D. Hansen; fluid replacement needs of young tennis players, K. Kavasis; cramps, heat stroke and abnormal biological responses during a strenuous tennis match, A. Therminarias et al; physiological demands of training in elite badminton players, M.G. Hughes; physiological evaluation of specific training in badminton, R. Dias and A.K. Ghosh; physiological effects of squash participation in different age-groups and levels of play, T. Reilly and D.L. Halsall. Part 2 Fitness in racket sports: development of an on-court aerobic test of elite badminton players, M.G. Hughes and F.M. Fullerton; a phosphase decrement test for adolescent racket sports players, G.F. Treble et al; influence of physical fitness specific to the game of tennis, morphological and psychological factors on performance level in tennis in different age groups, P. Unierzyski; kinanthropometric discrimination between county and club female tennis players, T. Reilly and K. Benton; physiological profiles of squash players of different standards, S. Mellor et al; the physiological profile of elite junior squash players, C.A. Mahoney and N.C.C. Sharp; determination of pre-season physiological characteristics of elite male squash players, M.K. Todd and C.A. Mahoney. Part 3 Biomechanics of racket sports: the biomechanics of tennis stroke production, B.C. Elliott; a three-dimensional analysis of the tennis serves of National (British) and County standard male players, R.M. Bartlett et al; a biomechanical analysis of the tennis serve, examining the effect of altering the foot-fault rule, R. Higgins and A. Lees; a biomechanical analysis of the double-handed grip forces, R.A. Stretch; three-dimensional cinematographic analysis of the badminton forearm smash - movements of the forearm and hand, H.P. Tang et al. Part 4 Racket sports equipment: an ergonomic evaluation of the shoe-surface interface in badminton, N.A. Smith and A. Lees; computer aided design of rackets, H. Sol; computer aided prediction of the vibration and rebound velocity characteristics of tennis rackets with various physical properties, Y. Kawazoe; the effectiveness of damping material in reducing impact shock in the tennis freehand smash, R. Tomosue et al; ball dynamic characteristics - a fundamental factors in racket dynamic optimization, M. Caffi and F. Casolo. Part 5 Sports medicine. Part 6 Psychology of racket sports. Part 7 Match analysis.


    Edited by: T. Reilly Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. M. Hughes The Centre for Notational Analysis, Cardiff lnstitute, Cardiff, UK and A. Lees Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.