Relation of knowledge and performance in boys' tennis: age and expertise.

@article{McPherson1989RelationOK,
  title={Relation of knowledge and performance in boys' tennis: age and expertise.},
  author={S L McPherson and J. R. Thomas},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={190-211}
}
This research examined boys' development of knowledge structure and sport performance in tennis. To assess decision-making and performance, expert and novice tennis players (10-11 and 12-13 years old) were compared on tennis performance (control, decision, and execution), tennis knowledge, serve skill, and groundstroke skill. Experts regardless of age performed better than novices on tennis skill and knowledge; experts' decisions and actions were better during tennis game performance… CONTINUE READING

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