Gherzil A, Galmonte A, Righi G, Agostini T, 2007, "Analysis of the perceptual processes activated by tennis players in responding to the service" Perception 36 ECVP Abstract Supplement
Analysis of the perceptual processes activated by tennis players in responding to the service
A Gherzil, A Galmonte, G Righi, T Agostini
Visual processes and their influence in cognitive and motor activities have a determinant role in ball sports; in fact, the possibility to anticipate the trajectory by means of observation strategies will inevitably result in time and energy saving for the athlete. In this research, the importance of anticipating the response to the service was analysed; in particular, we decided to observe if a difference existed in the directional anticipation of the service among tennis players of different expertise. Results demonstrated how the experimental study of the perceptual activity of the athletes is at the base of the development of cognitive strategies to optimize their performance. Therefore, the visual stimulus and the perceptive methodology used are elements that allow study of the performance of the athletes as well as the development of their training, based on the consolidation of their cognitive capabilities.
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