Effect of meditative thinking on kinematic aspects of the tennis serve


DOI: https://doi.org/10.6018/sportk.557051
Palabras clave: Meditative Thinking, Specialized Kinematic Aspects, Serve Skill, Tennis


The purpose of this study was to measure how much rookie players were thinking meditatively while mastering the serve technique, identifying the values of kinetic transmission and streamline for their performance of this skill as well as the connection, contribution, and influence of meditative thought on kinetic transmission and streamline when they perform the serve skill in tennis. This study employed a descriptive correlational design on a sample of 15 young tennis players who were specifically chosen to represent the entire target group. These players were selected from the Tennis Academy in Baghdad for the sport season 2018-2019. The Eysenck & Wilson Reflectiveness Scale was used after its translation into Arabic language. Each player’s performance for serve skill was used to measure the transmission of momentum between body parts and the kinetic streamline using the Dart fish–Team Pro 5 full version. Data were analyzed using the statistical package for social science (SPSS) for windows, version 25. The study results revealed that young players who have a high level of meditative thinking can control and master transmission of momentum between body parts with a streamline that reflects an improved performance for the serve skill in tennis. It is necessary to pay attention to support the meditative thinking in the teaching sessions for the young beginners in tennis and employing the kinetic activities to achieve the required model in performance. Furthermore, it is necessary to support the coaches in how to measure the meditative thinking and its improving to go parallel to improve the skillful performance in tennis to make players realize the local and international professionalism.


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Mahdi Al-Mayyah, A. M. ., & Hameed, N. H. . (2023). Effect of meditative thinking on kinematic aspects of the tennis serve. SPORT TK-Revista EuroAmericana de Ciencias del Deporte, 12, 4. https://doi.org/10.6018/sportk.557051