Physiological and performance effects of high-intensity interval training in tennis players: a systematic review


  • Durukan Durmuş Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkiye; Department of Coaching Education, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Türkiye
  • Hasan Ödemiş Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkiye
  • Mustafa Söğüt Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkiye



repeated sprint ability, speed endurance training, controlled trial, cardiorespiratory fitness


The purpose of this systematic review was to overview the physiological and performance effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in tennis players. Searches for this review were performed by using four electronic databases: Web of Science, Scopus, SPORTDiscus with Full-Text, and PubMed. Intervention studies investigating the effects of HIIT on tennis players were searched from inception to December 29th, 2021. Seven studies met all of the inclusion criteria and were included in the study. The findings revealed that tennis players who participated in HIIT interventions had improved their aerobic capacity and tennis performance. Fluctuating results were reported for agility, sprint, and jump performances. In conclusion, the results of the review may suggest that HIIT is more beneficial for tennis players to achieve improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness and technical abilities regardless of age, gender, and competitive level.


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Durmuş, D., Ödemiş, H., & Söğüt, M. (2023). Physiological and performance effects of high-intensity interval training in tennis players: a systematic review. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 31(89), 42–50.




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