chapter  14
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Biomechanics of racket sports: Developments and current status


The goal of sports biomechanics is to study the mechanical functioning of the human system within a sports context in order to understand how to enhance performance and reduce injury. When applied to racket sports (badminton, squash, table tennis and tennis) the topics which have been most frequently addressed in the literature are the analysis of technique, the kinematic (motion) and kinetic (force) analysis of racket skills. The scope of these applications have been influenced by the availability and development of technology and associated computer related analysis methods.