Review of sport science research specialised on wheelchair tennis


  • Javier Villaplana Velasco
  • Juan Pedro Fuentes García



research, wheelchair tennis, adapted sport


This article presents a review of previous research on wheelchair tennis. We have analysed previously published sport science articles that concentrate on wheelchair tennis. Findings indicate that a greater scientific production of wheelchair tennis related research is still necessary with specific areas proposed for those involved in research.


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Barfield, J. P., Malone, L. A., Coleman, T. A. (2009). Comparison of heart rate response to tennis activity between persons with and without spinal cord injuries: Implications for a training threshold. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 71-77.

Bullock, M. (2010). Tenis en silla de ruedas y tennis 10s. ITF Coaching & sport science review, 51, 17.

Bullock, M. (2006). Viajando en el circuito NEC de tennis en silla de ruedas. ITF Coaching & sport science review, 38, 10-11.

Bullock, M., Sanz, D. (2010). El tenis en silla de ruedas en 2010. ITF Coaching & sport science review, 50, 30-31.

Diaper, N. J., Goosey-Tolfrey, V. L. (2009). A physiological case study of a paralympic wheelchair tennis player: reflective practise. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8, 300-307.

Filipcic, T., Filipcic, A. (2009). Time characteristics in wheelchair tennis played on hard surfaces. Kinesiology, 41, 67-75.

Fuentes, J. P. (2012). Nuevas tendencias e investigaciones en el entrenamiento y enseñanza del tenis. VII Simposium Ibérico de Tenis. Pontevedra: Real Federación Española de Tenis y Universidad de Oviedo, 7 y 8 de junio.

Goosey-Tolfrey, V. L., Moss, A. D. (2005). Wheelchair velocity of tennis players during propulsion with and without the use of racquets. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 22, 291-301.

Polic, M. (2000). Club programming for wheelchair tennis, ITF Coaching & sport science review, 22, 12-14.

Reid, M., Elliott, B., Alderson, J. (2007). Shoulder joint loading in the high performance flat and kick tennis serves. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41, 884-889.

Reina, R., Moreno, F. J., Sanz, D. (2007). Visual behavior and motor responses of novice and experienced wheelchair tennis players relative to the service return. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 24, 254-271.

Reina, R., Luis, V., Sanz, D., Sabido, R., García, J. A., Moreno, F. J. (2004). The effect of the server perform-side on the visual behaviour of tennis and wheelchair tennis players. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 47, 25-45.

Roy, J. L. P., Menear, K. S., Schmid, M. M. A., Hunter, G. R., Malone, L. A. (2006). Physiological responses of skilled players during a competitive wheelchair tennis match. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20, 665-671.



How to Cite

Villaplana Velasco, J., & Pedro Fuentes García , J. . (2015). Review of sport science research specialised on wheelchair tennis. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 23(65), 18–20.