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Biomechanical estimation of tennis serve using inertial sensors: A case study


Inertial measurement units may provide a relevant on-court 3-Dimension measurement system for tennis serve biomechanical analysis. Therefore, this case study aimed to report the feasibility of inertial measurement unit's kinematic and kinetic data collection during tennis serve. Two injury-free highly-trained tennis players were equipped with the inertial measurement unit (Xsens MVN suit) and performed 2 trials of five flat “first” serves on a 1 m 2 target zone bordering the service box of an indoor GreenSet ® tennis court surface. With the exception of the center of gravity rotation at the loading stage, all joint (shoulder, elbow, knee) angles, center of mass displacements and rotations followed a similar development for both female and male participants from loading to finish stages. At ball contact stage, articular moments (mid-trunk, upper-trunk, shoulder, elbow, wrist) and segmental contribution (pelvis linear, pelvis rotation, trunk, shoulder, elbow, wrist) repartitions also showed a comparable movement. From loading to finish stages, total, lower and upper energy contribution were similar for both players, with coefficient of variations deemed acceptable between the two trials. This inertial measurement unit appears suitable for on-court tennis serve biomechanical data collection and subsequent analysis to provide tennis players and practitioners tailored feedbacks to facilitate motor learning process and develop serve efficiency.
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hal-04067176 , version 1 (13-04-2023)



Franck Brocherie, Daniel Dinu. Biomechanical estimation of tennis serve using inertial sensors: A case study. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2022, 4, ⟨10.3389/fspor.2022.962941⟩. ⟨hal-04067176⟩


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