The serve is a fundamental weapon that tennis players have to master. My aim is to identify the biomechanical determinants of performance in order to optimize players’ serve technique and help them to increase ball velocity.
The tennis serve is a traumatic skill, as it causes high loads on body joints. My goal is to identify and analyze factors responsible for injuries occurrence related to the tennis serve in order to elaborate prevention strategies for protecting tennis players’ health.
I am interested in the muscular fatigue effects on serve biomechanics to know how the players’ technique is modified during long tennis matchs. I also want to understand how expert tennis players regulate their effort throughout a tennis match by using pacing strategies.