Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Exercise and Sport Science
Sami Raine Yli-Piipari
Agility is an important component for successful performance in many sports. The present study aimed to examine the effects of a 4-week QB training on foot speed, reaction time and sport-specific agility performance in elite female tennis players. Eight collegiate female tennis players (M = 20.1 years old, SD = 1.5) were recruited and randomly assigned to either the training or control group. , The training group participated in a 20-minute QB training session twice a week across 4 weeks, in addition to their routine workload, while the control group continued their routine activities only. The results of the pre- and post-test showed that the training group significantly improved reaction drill performance than the control; however, not for foot speed drill and spider drill performances. These findings suggest that QB training will benefit foot reaction time in female collegiate tennis players, but not on sport-specific agility test performance.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Collins, Courtney Lynn, "Effects of 4-Week QuickBoard Training on Reaction Time, Foot Speed and Sport Specific Agility in Female Collegiate Tennis Players: A Pilot Study." (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 918.