Muscular imbalances and their impact on the health of the tennis player: Assessments of explosive strength in the lower limbs by means of jumps


  • Javier Villaplana Velasco
  • Cristina Blasco Lafarga



tennis, asymmetry, jumps, injury prevention, health


This paper discusses the existence of asymmetry in tennis players lower limbs, if these asymmetries impact on determining capabilities as Explosive Strength and Elastic Explosive Strength, and if so, how they are affected by fatigue. This paper holds the hypothesis that there exist differences in the capabilities of useful strength in the lower limb muscles, and that these muscular differences or asymmetries are the source of injury for developing tennis players.


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How to Cite

Velasco, J. V., & Lafarga, C. B. (2016). Muscular imbalances and their impact on the health of the tennis player: Assessments of explosive strength in the lower limbs by means of jumps. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 24(68), 15–17.