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Training intensity distribution in young tennis players

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Author(s):
Moreira, Alexandre ; Gomes, Rodrigo V. ; Capitani, Caroline D. ; Lopes, Charles R. ; Santos, Audrei R. ; Aoki, Marcelo S.
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & COACHING; v. 11, n. 6, p. 880-886, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the training intensity distribution of elite young tennis players, based on the session rating of perceived exertion and heart rate methods. Twelve professional tennis players participated in this study. Heart rate and session rating of perceived exertion were collected in 384 tennis training sessions, 23 simulated matches, and 17 official matches. The total training time spent in the heart rate zone-1 (52.00%) and zone-2 (37.10%) was greater than the time spent in zone-3 (10.90%) during the 5-week training period (p < 0.05). Similarly, the total training time spent in the session rating of perceived exertion zone-1 (42.00%) and zone-2 (47.50%) was also greater than the time in zone-3 (10.50%) (p < 0.05). The data of the present study suggest that the majority of the training sessions of these young tennis players were performed at low-to-moderate intensity zone and, therefore, under the intensity performed during actual tennis match play. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/19529-9 - Effect of sodium citrate supplementation on tennis performance
Grantee:Caroline Dario Capitani
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/50462-5 - Quantifying training load in sport
Grantee:Marcelo Saldanha Aoki
Support type: Regular Research Grants