Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1083

Date

2014

Date of Award

4-23-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Health and Sport Science

Concentration

Exercise and Sport Science

Committee Chair

Yuhua Li

Committee Member

Maxime Paquette

Committee Member

Sami Raine Yli-Piipari

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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