Body composition and fitness in elite Spanish children tennis players


  • Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Germán Vicente-Rodríguez University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • José María González Ravé University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Luis Antonio Moreno University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Juan Pablo Rey-López University of Zaragoza, Spain



DXA, Abdominal fat, Flexibility, Handgrip, Asymmetry


The aims of this study were to describe body composition and physical fitness changes during a whole-season in elite children tennis players. A total of 7 elite children tennis players participated in the study. Whole body composition by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and physical fitness were assessed during a season. Subjects increased lean and bone percentage, and decreased abdominal fat and total body fat percentage (all p


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Berdejo-del-Fresno, D., Vicente-Rodríguez, G., González Ravé, J. M., Moreno, L. A., & Rey-López, J. P. (2010). Body composition and fitness in elite Spanish children tennis players. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 5(2), 250–264.



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