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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part G

Comparative study of psychological traits amongst tennis players


Author(s): Lakhinder Das and Ashwani Saini

Abstract: To achieve competitive edge in tennis, which is an individual game, it requires amalgamation of physical, physiological, technical and psychological factors. Competitive anxiety and achievement motivation are considered to be important psychological traits which help in better sports performance. The present study was conducted to assess and compare the psychological trait of forty women tennis players of North Zone and Inter zone level. The participants of the study were selected purposively from the women’s players who participated in the North Zone and Inter Zone tennis women’s championship held on 6-9 Jan and 14-18 Jan, 2015 respectively at Amity University, Noida, U.P. Sports Competitive Anxiety Questionnaire (SCAT) and Sports Achievement Motivation Questionnaire (SMAT) developed and standardized by Dr M. L, Kamlesh was used to collect the data. Findings of the study revealed that Inter Zone Women’s tennis players, who were also ranked in All India Tennis Association ranking have high level of achievement motivation and lower level of sports competitive anxiety when compared with North zone women’s Tennis players. Finding supported to the fact that the high level of achievement motivation and optimum level of anxiety is an important prerequisite to perform well in Sports competition.

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How to cite this article:
Lakhinder Das and Ashwani Saini. Comparative study of psychological traits amongst tennis players. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(3): 605-607.
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