Tennisology: Inside the Science of Serves, Nerves, and by Thomas W. Rowland

By Thomas W. Rowland

A distinct, thought-provoking exam of the world’s most well-liked person recreation. reading the most recent examine, reviews, and participant and function traits, Tennisology explores the criteria that impact education, pageant, and on-court play. It’s a desirable learn for passionate avid gamers, coaches, and enthusiasts alike.

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The plateau, they conjectured, might be a period during which that particular phase of the skill was on automatic and no active learning occurred. The ability of humans to learn and improve performance of neuromuscular and mental tasks with practice has been recog‐ nized since antiquity. However, this study was among the first to begin to decipher the process by which such learning occurs. The authors espoused two principles. First, they stated that the active, attention-focused task becomes automatic with time and requires no conscious focus.

But just what the thickening of myelin on nerve axons has to do with improving tennis tech‐ nique is far from clear. Daniel Coyle’s contentions in The Talent Code that “tennis players . . get better by gradually improving timing and speed and accuracy . . 4 To date, no research has demonstrated increased myelin formation in response to physical practice in either animals or humans. Even if this were observed, the di‐ lemma of whether this was caused by, or simply a response to, the training effect would be difficult to sort out.

12 Better evidence for the contribution of cortical alterations to motor plasticity comes from studies that measured brain changes over the actual time course of training. Such longitu‐ dinal studies are few but still support this influence. 5 These images indicated that gray matter density in brain areas that are important for juggling (intraparietal sulcus and the human movement territory) increased with training. However, a repeat MRI scan performed three months after juggling practice ended showed that the brain areas in question had re‐ verted back to their pretraining dimensions.

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