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Experts in Sport: Performance Analysis and Coaching in Tennis

Tennis balls on grass court with sunlight

The Experts in Sport podcast is a regular series that brings together experts from across Loughborough University with external thought leaders to discuss the latest research and hot topics in sport and academia with new episodes launched regularly.

In this episode of the Experts in Sport podcast, host, Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor discusses performance analysis and coaching in tennis with guest, Dr Anna Fitzpatrick.

Conversations centre around factors determining success in elite tennis, including studies performed at Wimbledon and Roland-Garros, and the implications of these for constraints-led approaches within tennis coaching. Other factors discussed include the practical challenges of coaching and performance analysis in elite tennis, and the appropriate adaptation of coaching constraints for junior tennis. Anna discusses the interaction between performance analysis and coaching, and how her own experiences in professional tennis affect her approach to this.