Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Coordinative abilities between Badminton and Tennis Players: A comparative study
Author(s): Ranjeet Singh Sandhu, Barinderpal Singh, Navneet Singh
Abstract: The aim of this study is to find out the significant differences of coordinative abilities between male Badminton players and Tennis players. A group of thirty (N=30) male subjects aged between 18-28 years, who participated in intercollege competitions organized by the Department of Sports, Guru Nanak Dev University, volunteered to participate in this study were selected for this study. The purposive sampling technique was used to attain the objectives of the study. All the subjects, after having been informed about the objective and protocol of the study, gave their consent and volunteered to participate in this study. They were further divided into two groups of 15 each (i.e., N1=15; tennis players and N2=15; badminton players). To compare the mean differences between the two groups, mean, S.D and t-tests were computed by means of Statistical Software. To test the hypotheses, the level of significance was set at 0.05. The results revealed significant differences between tennis players and badminton players on the sub-variables i.e. Reaction Ability, Orientation Ability and Differentiation Ability. However, insignificant differences were noticed with regard to the sub-variables i.e. Rhythmic Ability.