Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Comparing the effects of aquatic and land-based balance training programs in male tennis players
Author(s): Usma Mushtaq, Suresh TN
Abstract: Background: Balance training improves neuromuscular control and functional performance. Loss of balance is one of the most important cause of increased lower extremity injuries and increased risk of falls. Balance training reduces the recurrence of injury and it is important factor in avoiding errors while attempting to hit the ball in tennis. Objectives: To compare the effects of aquatic and land-based balance training programs in male tennis players. Study Design: Two group’s comparative study Quasi- Experimental study design. Subject: 30 male tennis players at new Woodlands Hotel. Intervention: Group “A” received aquatic balance training whereas Group “B” received land balance training. Outcome Measures: Unilateral stance test and STAR excursion balance test. Pre-test post-test scores were compared and results were tabulated. Results: Both groups showed significant improvement in balance. The Group “A” showed statistically significant improvement in balance when compared to Group “A”. Conclusion: Aquatic based balance training was effective in improving static and dynamic balance.