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Ecological Validity of Session RPE Method for Quantifying Internal Training Load in Tennis

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Gomes, Rodrigo V. [1] ; Moreira, Alexandre [1] ; Lodo, Leandro [1] ; Capitani, Caroline D. [2] ; Aoki, Marcelo S. [3]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Phys Educ & Sport, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Appl Sci, Limeira - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Arts Sci & Humanities, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & COACHING; v. 10, n. 4, p. 729-737, AUG 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 9

This study aimed to verify the ecological validity of the session rating of perceived exertion (session RPE) method for quantifying internal training load (ITL) in competitive tennis players. Twelve professional tennis players (18.5 +/- 0.4 years; 178.0 +/- 4.0 cm; 72.4 +/- 6.0 kg) participated in this study. In total, 384 on-court tennis training sessions, 23 simulated matches and 13 official matches were monitored. ITL was then calculated for each session using session RPE and HR-based methods. All individual correlations between the session RPE method and the HR-based method were significant (r = 0.58 - 0.89: p < 0.01). The correlation coefficients between methods during on court tennis training sessions, simulated and official matches were r = 0.74, r = 0.57 and r = 0.99, respectively. The results support the validity of session RPE as a practical method for quantifying ITL in professional tennis players. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50462-5 - Quantifying training load in sport
Grantee:Marcelo Saldanha Aoki
Support type: Regular Research Grants