The sport in which has been chosen for the six-week training programme is tennis, and I have decided that I will take part in it by me instead of training a group of people. First, I will tell you an assessment of me with the following criteria:
- Ability – I am able to play tennis and am well aware of the:
- Rules of the game;
- How the equipment works to my best advantage;
- How the body moves and the factors that have power over it’s movement;
- The tactics of the game;
- What skills are required of me;
I feel confident that I can increase my performance in tennis in my six-week programme.
- Fitness – I have tested my aerobic capacity with the ‘multistage fitness test’ and I got 12.8, which is a high score according to ‘The World Of Sport Examined’ book. I will test myself again after three weeks then again after six weeks to see if there is any improvement.
- Age – I am 15 years of age and this has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage(s) are:
- My arteries are more elastic than a 40 year old so it’s very unlikely to develop a poor blood pressure.
- I’m at a young age so I can tone my body into what I want.
- As a young person, I can stretch better than and 40 year old.
The disadvantage(s) are:
- My muscles aren’t fully developed, so I haven’t reached my full potential of muscular power yet.
The factors of fitness I will be using in the sport tennis are as follows:
- Coordination – I use coordination in tennis when carrying out a series of movements smoothly and efficiently. E.g., Tennis serves.
- Speed– I use speed in tennis when moving all my body parts quickly. E.g. Moving from side to side and to the net and back.
- Reaction time – I use reaction time in tennis when reacting to the opponent’s reaction. E.g. Reacting to the movement of the ball.
- Muscular power – I use muscular power in tennis when contracting my muscles with speed and force in an explosive act. E.g. Serving.
- Agility - I use agility in tennis when moving side to side of the court.