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Motivation in tennis
  1. Miguel Crespo (dualde{at}xpress.es)
  1. International Tennis Federation, United Kingdom
    1. Machar Reid (mmreid{at}cyllene.uwa.edu.au)
    1. University of Western Australia, Australia

      Abstract

      Motivation underpins successful tennis performance, representing one of the game’s foremost psychological skills. This paper elaborates on its role in tennis play, and overviews the current state of motivation research applied to tennis. First, the importance of motivation in both player and coach performance is explored. The body of evidence pertaining to players' motives for participation and the relevance of goal achievement motivation in tennis is then examined. Finally, the efficacy of motivational climates created by significant others is discussed in light of current practice.

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