Winning or losing in wheelchair Grand Slam tournaments
Keywords:Adapted sport, performance, surfaces, tennis
In 2016, Wimbledon included Wheelchair Tennis within their competition programme for the first time. Thus, today, this sport is present in all three main types of surface (hard, clay and grass). Competition statistics can help to understand the differences in the game depending on the surface. Therefore, the objective of this study will be to observe the possible differences in service between winners and losers in elite wheelchair tennis, both masculine and feminine players, in different surfaces. 42 matches that consisted of 101 sets in three of the 2016 Grand Slams were analysed: Australian Open (AO), Roland Garros (RG) and Wimbledon (W). Results showed that between winners and losers performance varies depending on the surface.
The conclusions of this study can help coaches to adapt their training sessions in relation to the competition surface.
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