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Attributes of champion female tennis players and challenges faced by aspirants

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by J Young, Alan Pearce
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.

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Journal

Medicine and science in tennis

Volume

14

Pagination

16 - 19

Location

Arnhem, The Netherlands

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  • Yes

ISSN

1567-2352

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2009, Society for Tennis Medicine and Science

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