Table 1

 Descriptive group results of selected variable analysed

VariableMean (SD)Range
DR, duration of rally; EPT, effective playing time; RPE, rating of perceived exertion; RT, resting time between rallies; SR, shots per rally; W:R ratio, work-to-rest ratio.
Lactate (mmol/l)3.8 (2.0)1.0–8.6
RPE (6–20)13 (2)9–17
Total match time (min)105.0 (35.7)85.4–160.0
EPT (%)21.5 (4.9)13.8–28.6
DR (s)7.5 (7.3)0.6–53.7
RT (s)16.2 (5.2)3.7–40.2
W:R ratio0.5 (0.3)0.1–1.9
SR2.7 (2.2)1–17