Effect of an overreaching period of two-weeks on the stroke precision in young tennis players
The aim of this study was to test the effect of a physical training period of 11 weeks, which included two weeks of overreaching on changes in stroke precision of young players. 16 players (5 females and 11 males) were studied over 11 weeks, in which a follow-up of training load and performance were carried out. The results indicate that short overreaching periods did not worsen the stroke precision as a measure of tennis players’ performance, and it seems indicate this variable depends on the use of more specific training.
Key Words: tennis, stroke precision, training load, overreaching