Season of birth distribution of elite tennis players

@article{Edgar2005SeasonOB,
  title={Season of birth distribution of elite tennis players},
  author={Susan Edgar and Peter G. O'Donoghue},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={23},
  pages={1013 - 1020}
}
In many competitive sports, the use of a cut-off date for junior competition has been associated with a skewed birth date distribution in junior and senior players. The International Tennis Federation uses a junior competition year that commences on 1 January. The purpose of the current investigation was to describe the birth date distribution of 448 elite senior tennis players and 476 elite junior tennis players. There was a significant season of birth bias among elite senior players (P  < 0… 

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