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Media expert alert: Using biomechanics to help tennis players get to the top of their game

La Trobe University < 1 mins read

As the world’s best tennis players compete for a title at the final week of the Australian Open in Melbourne, a La Trobe University expert in tennis biomechanics is able to discuss how some of the world’s best professional players develop their skills and set themselves apart to move up the rankings.

 

Nicholas Busuttil, PhD candidate, Biomechanics and Skills Development, La Trobe University, and Performance Specialist, The Movement Institute.

 

E: n.busuttil@latrobe.edu.au, M: 0401468784

 

Nicholas can discuss the following topics:

 

  • How specialised training tools can improve a player’s grip – and how they hit the ball
  • Techniques to improve a player’s serve
  • How biomechanics can help players bring a big serve
  • Biomechanics and skill acquisition support towards coaches and players
  • 3D analysis and motion capture for improving the last 1 per cent of shot execution

 

The following can be attributed to Nicholas Busuttil:

 

"Tennis is a highly dynamic and chaotic sport that can be decided by just a couple of points, so players and their teams always want to find the edge in those moments.

 

“Being able to execute game plans can be limited by what an athlete can proficiently do, so having efficient and adaptable technique during different situations in a match is one of the key characteristics of professional tennis players."

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