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Performance analysis of the Malaysian elite youth squash players

J. F. L. Low, M. Sankaravel, N. M. Rasyid, R. Y. Tengah

Abstract


This study analysed the frequencies and court locations of squash strokes performed by elite Malaysian youth players before and during a national tournament. One hundred and seventy nine matches participated by six players (three men and three women) were analysed. Data collected via video recordings and coded post match using Studiocode® analysis software. The straight and cross court drives were the most frequent strokes used by both genders, with more on the backhand side. The drop shot and straight drives contributed to most winners for the men and women respectively. Most winners were produced by the players when they occupied the middle areas of the court. The areas that resulted most errors were the four corners of the court for the men whilst the women was on their backhand side areas. Objective feedback on the performance prior to a major competition provided some positive results.

Keywords: performance analysis, squash, youth.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.79
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