Motion Picture Analysis: A Mechanical Study of Tennis Players during Forehand and Backhand Strokes

Yanan Yin, Tingting Gou


Objectives: The purpose of this article is to utilize video images for the examination of lower limb biomechanics in tennis players while executing forehand and backhand strokes, providing a reference for training. Methods: This article provides a brief introduction to forehand and backhand strokes in the sport of tennis. Subsequently, a biomechanical analysis of the lower limbs during forehand and backhand strokes was conducted on ten level 2 tennis players and ten specialized tennis students at XX Sports University. Findings: Level 2 athletes who have undergone a long training exhibited higher linear velocity and joint torque in the lower-limb joints during the preparatory and striking phases of forehand and backhand strokes. Additionally, they exhibited more pronounced surface electromyographic signals in the rectus femoris muscle of the lower limbs. Novelty:The novelty of this article lies in the use of video imagery, a non-contact and non-intrusive method that does not affect the athletes' movements, to study the biomechanics of their lower limbs.


Doi: 10.28991/HIJ-2024-05-01-07

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Tennis; Forehand and Backhand Strokes; Biomechanics; High-Speed Camera.


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