Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

EFECTOS DE LA AUTOSUGESTIÓN POSITIVA EN EL INCREMENTO DE LA EFECTIVIDAD DEL SERVICIO EN TENISTAS DE CAMPO

Abstract

Fabio Andrés Anchique Ramos

This research had as main objective to evaluate the utility of self-talk, used to enhance the effectiveness of first and second service in tennis players (N=9). The tennis players followed with their habitual training and also were trained about the application of self-talk through the utilization of words with high positive emotional component for each tennis player. The design used was the O1 X O2 type, which evaluated the utility of the self-talk through the execution of 50 services in pre-test and pos-test, and allowed to establish at which point was increased the effectiveness of the service. In order to determine the significance between both measures, it was applied the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test; there was not difference in both measurements between first service values and second service values, however there was a significant difference in favor to effectiveness of all services and a decrease of double faults. These findings show the utility of self-talk in service execution

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