2022, Vol. 7, Issue 1
Effect of fitness training and meditation on selected physical, psychological and motor variables among tennis players
Author(s): Dr. LM Khandagale
The primary aim of the study was to investigate the effect of Fitness training and meditation on selected physical psychological and motor variable and tennis players of DCPE Amravati for the purpose of this study 20ml regular tennis practitioner of Degree College of Physical Education Amravati and the age was ranging from 18 to 25 years for selected as subject physical fitness variables were restricted to agility eye hand and eye foot coordination and explosive arm strength sports competitive anxiety and mental toughness were chosen as a psychological variables. Finger Dexterity was selected as motor variable. To measure agility semo agility test was used and score was recorded in seconds. Medicine Ball Throw test was used to measure explosive arm strength and it was recorded in meter. Nelson’s Eye –Hand test was used for eye –Hand coordination and it was measured in second. Nelson’s eye foot test was used to test eye foot coordination and it was measured in seconds. Finger dexterity board was used to test finger dexterity and the score was noted down in seconds. Sports Competitive Anxiety Questionnaire developed by Heinssen, Glass &Knight, 1987 to assess anxiety and the score was recorded in number. Mental Toughness (MTQ48) questionnaire developed by Dr. Alan Goldberg was used to measure mental toughness and the score was noted down in number. To determine the effect of fitness training and meditation on selected physical, psychological and motor variables among tennis players in dependent and dependent’s’ tests were employed for each selected variables separately, the level of significance was set at 0.05 for testing the hypothesis. The findings of the statistical analysis revealed that there was significant effect of fitness Training and Meditation programme on Eye-Hand and Eye-Foot coordination, Agility, Mental Toughness. Sports Competitive Anxiety as well as Finger dexterity of dominant hand (right hand for right handers) whereas insignificant improvement was found on Explosive Arm Strength and finger Dexterity of non-dominant hands of the experimental group.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. LM Khandagale. Effect of fitness training and meditation on selected physical, psychological and motor variables among tennis players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2022;7(1):87-91.