By Manfred Grosser, Richard Schonborn
During this paintings Manfred Grosser and Richard Schonborn describe a great improvement from a youth to a world-class participant in tennis. at the foundation of analysis and reports in organic improvement, education technology and studying procedure psychology in addition to nice nationwide and overseas stories and observations arises this quantity of recommendation for coaches, officers, mom and dad and younger gamers. The logical description of the development of normal and tennis-specific functionality principally depending on age and improvement will be invaluable to enhance person expertise and inborn talents of kids and juniors to best their functionality point in tennis. at the foundation of organic and clinical reviews and realizations over numerous a long time, it's attainable to teach how one can achieve this long term objective. this manner is defined intimately within the ebook.
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A targeted programme of muscular development, seems, for this reason, compellingly necessary (it is well known that an improved strength level leads to an improved motor control)” (GROSSER/STARISCHKA 71998, 186). During strength training within childhood and adolescence, the establishment of a dynamic working method stands in the foreground, whereby: • By the age of 8-12 years, muscular development plus natural growth in length of the muscle fibres, through an intra- and inter-muscular coordination, as well as an improvement of metabolism (and thereby the so-called relative strength) is given.
39 Biological Performance Ability and Load Capacity 3. With approximately 7/8 years the third phase begins. Here a change from a mental development to a more logical form of thinking takes place, especially at the end of the phase around the 13th year. Explicit operations now replace the predominant intellectual egocentricity. Children now develop a stronger personal autonomy and a much more highly developed motoric and social behaviour – important for team structure and tactical understanding.
Training for a longer period of time affects consequently mainly endurance sports, while the ability to recover rapidly between and after loads is important for non-endurance sports like tennis. In sports, one differentiates between basic endurance and special endurance. Only the first type is particularly important for tennis. Endurance is no performance determining factor in tennis but rather a supplementary factor which becomes noticeable in the quality of training and when playing tournaments, through the ability of the player to recover and to regenerate within only a short-time period.