Investigation of the effect of kinetic brain exercises on agility and attention in tennis beginner

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Emrah Atay

Keywords

Attention, Agility, Kinetic brain exercises

Abstract

Study Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of kinetic brain exercises on attention and agility in beginners of tennis. Methods: Ten people with mean age of 23.70±0.21 years, a mean height of 1.69±0.03 m, and a mean body weight of 69.50±13.95 kg participated in the study voluntarily. In addition to basic tennis skill training, the participants were given 30 minutes of kinetic brain exercises 3 days a week for 10 weeks. D2 attention test and agility test were applied to determine the change in the performance of the participants. The data were analyzed in SPSS 22 statistical program and the Paired-T test was applied in statistical analysis, the significance value was determined as p<0.05. Results: Although there was an positive improvement in the attention levels of the participants, the difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05). Significant improvement was observed in the concentration and agility scores of the participants (p<0.05). Conclusion: Kinetic brain exercises contribute positively to the attention and agility abilities of the tennis beginners and affect their performance positively. Therefore kinetic brain exercises should be included in every stage of tennis beginners’ training plans.

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