IMPORTANCE OF HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE DETERMINING TENNIS PERFORMANCE FOR MODERN DEFENSIVE BASELINER

Nikša Đurović, Dražan Dizdar, Nebojša Zagorac

Abstract


Hierarchies are present everywhere (physics, medicine, nature, human needs, etc.) and tennis is no exception. Is counterpuncher’s goal just to chase down every ball and force the opponents into long rallies? The aim of this first empirical study is integrate theory and practice about overall quality evaluation and accurately analyse offensive and defensive tennis priorities for counterpunchers. Weight of each criterion was obtained using AHP technique in Expert Choice software. The results indicate that this model is able to provide important training variables in order to control and manipulate training process. Also, issues prior to research indicate that sports scientists and expert coaches need to learn from each other in order to help players maximizing their performance.


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elite tennis, AHP, quality evaluation

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