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BODY COMPOSITION AND FITNESS IN ELITE SPANISH CHILDREN TENNIS PLAYERS

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Author(s): Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno | Germán Vicente-Rodriguez | José María González-Ravé | Luis Antonio Moreno | Juan Pablo Rey-López

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 250;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: DXA | abdominal fat | flexibility | handgrip | asymmetry

ABSTRACT
The aims of this study were to describe body composition and physical fitness changes during a whole-season in elite children tennis players. A total of 7 elite children tennis players participated in the study. Whole body composition by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and physical fitness were assessed during a season. Subjects increased lean and bone percentage, and decreased abdominal fat and total body fat percentage (all p
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