Essential Topics in Tennis and Volleyball


Mike Schwartz (Editor)

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO045000

Essential Topics in Tennis and Volleyball first describes the physical profile of elite young tennis players focusing on the Inertial Movement Analysis patterns. In Inertial Movement Analysis, wearable microsensor technology is used to improve the knowledge about activity patterns such as accelerations, decelerations, jumps and changes of direction.

Following this, the authors review the prevalence and risk factors of low back pain in tennis players and discuss the optimal rehabilitation program, focusing on non-operated adolescent/adult tennis players.

A methodology for creating educational training programs in volleyball is examined. Algorithmic methodological steps of educational training programs, models and methods that were used in their creation and control, and the calculation and analysis of their effects and changes in volleyball are presented.

The game pattern of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic women’s volleyball finals between the USA and Brazil is assessed through data obtained from an observational video analysis of the Olympic finals in Beijing and London.

Studies on game analysis in volleyball are discussed which identify that the points generated through the fundamentals of attack, block and serve are decisive for a team to achieve victory in high performance volleyball. Thus, the objective of this study was identify the factors that determine victory in high-performance men’s volleyball.

In the conceptual aspect, the authors discuss the theoretical assumptions of sociology of sport and historical-critical pedagogy, aiming to understand volleyball’s history and basic fundamentals.
In closing, the relationship between athletes, parents, and coaches is discussed in detail, depending on each individual’s expectations and how these expectations influence the self-confidence of volleyball players.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A New Approach to Assess the Physical Demands of Young Tennis Players: Inertial Movement Analysis
(Carlos Galé-Ansodi, Julen Castellano and Oidui Usabiaga, Department of Physical Education and Sport,
Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, University of the Basque Country [UPV/EHU], Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

Chapter 2. Tennis-Related Back Pain: Risk Factors, Rehabilitation and Return to Play
(Stephanie Grosdent, PhD, Christophe Demoulin, PhD, Stephen Bornheim, Marco Tomasella, MD, PhD, Jean-François Kaux, MD, PhD, and Marc Vanderthommen, PhD, Department of Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium)

Chapter 3. The Model for Managing Education Training Effects and Changes in Volleyball
(Milos Milosevic and Milenko Milosevic, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Management, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 4. Pattern Analysis of the 2008 and 2012 Women’s Volleyball Olympic Final Games
(Davi Pereira Monte Oliveira and Marcelo de Castro Haiachi, PhD, Department of Phisycal Education, University Federal of Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Determinant Factors for Victory in High Performance Male Volleyball
(Victor Melo dos Santos, Sarah Cristina Montes Canuto, Marcos Bezerra de Almeida and Marcelo de Castro Haiachi, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Teaching Volleyball in School Physical Education: Didactic-Pedagogical Experience in a Municipal School of São Cristóvão/Sergipe – Brazil
(Nathalia Dória Oliveira, Sarah Cristina Montes Canuto, Sergio Dorenski and Marcelo de Castro Haiachi, Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Relations of Parents, Coaches and Players in Volleyball: Expectations, Values and Guidelines
(Asterios Patsiaouras, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece)


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