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Attributes of champion female tennis players and challenges faced by aspirants

Young, Janet A. and Pearce, Alan J. 2009, Attributes of champion female tennis players and challenges faced by aspirants, Medicine and science in tennis, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 16-19.

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Title Attributes of champion female tennis players and challenges faced by aspirants
Author(s) Young, Janet A.
Pearce, Alan J.
Journal name Medicine and science in tennis
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 16
End page 19
Total pages 4
Publisher Society for Tennis Medicine and Science
Place of publication Arnhem, The Netherlands
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1567-2352
Keyword(s) psychological attributes
psychological skills
tennis champion
Summary As part of a larger study on talent development in tennis1, 10 Australian top ranked Australian female professional tennis players responded to a questionnaire about the attributes of a champion recalling the major challenges faced in pursuing a tennis career and strategies adopted to address these challenges. To analyse the data, a series of three inductive content analyses were conducted. The results highlighted the importance of psychological attributes and skills in a player’s journey to become a champion. The study’s implications for coaches and sport psychologists are also highlighted.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Society for Tennis Medicine and Science
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045197

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