Význam soutěžní úspěšnosti ve výkonnostním vývoji tenistů
[The importance of success in competitions for the performance development in tennis players]
Pecha, Jan – Dovalil, Josef – Suchý, Jiří
sports and physical education – sociology
paperback, 118 pp., 1. edition
published: september 2016
recommended price: 150 czk
This monograph analyzes performance development in Czech (Czechoslovak, prior to 1993) tennis players. The research aimed to determine whether and to what extent the success-rate in tennis competitions in youth categories (under 12, or under 14 years of age) corresponds to players’ high performance in the international context in adulthood and what is experts’ opinion of this relation. This analysis demonstrates that tennis players’ high achievements in adulthood are closely related to the players’ success in nation-wide rankings in youth categories (irrespective of the specific rank), however, the latter is a result of many factors, such as previous practice, specialization or talent.