Functional aspects of competitive tennis


  • Gema Torres-Luque University of Jaén, Spain
  • Alejandro Sánchez-Pay University of Jaén, Spain
  • María Jesús Bazaco University of Murcia, Spain
  • Manuel Moya University Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain



Tennis, Game context, Heart rate, Lactate


Tennis is a sport that is characterized by intermittent dynamics, with intervallic moderate and high-intensity efforts due to repetitive actions of short-duration and high intensity. This review analyzes aspects such as the game's temporal structure, oxygen consumption, heart rate, lactate levels, and the effects of playing in heat. Knowledge of the contextual and functional characteristics of competitive tennis provides important information for improving the design of players training programs.


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Torres-Luque, G., Sánchez-Pay, A., Bazaco, M. J., & Moya, M. (2011). Functional aspects of competitive tennis. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 6(3), 528–539.



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