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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007 Apr;35(2):62-6.

Influence of racket properties on injuries and performance in tennis.

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Biomechanik Labor, Sport- und Bewegungswissenschaften Universit├Ąt Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany. ewald.hennig@uni-due.de

Abstract

Racket properties may affect tennis elbow development. Shock and vibration to the arm is influenced by the location of ball impacts on the racket head, racket stiffness, and grip force. Beginners experience increased arm loads, and they hit the ball lower on the racket head. Tennis rackets behave differently during actual play compared with the performance predicted by physics.

PMID:
17417052
DOI:
10.1249/JES.0b013e31803ec43e
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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