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Mathematical modelling of basic anthropometric and mass inertial characteristics of young tennis players versus nonplayers: I case study for Bulgarian boys
G. S. Nikolovaorcid, A. B. Dimitrovaorcid, D. M. Dantchevorcid
Abstract: Sport has a profound impact on the development of teenagers, contributing to their physical health, psychological well-being, character building, and social interactions. In the current article, we report results from the anthropometric measurement of 43 boys tennis players (BTP) and 55 non-players (BN) 14-17 years old. We determine the average mass and height of each group and generate a mathematical 3D model of the so-defined average tennis player (ATP) and nonplayer (ANP). Within the model, every segment of the body is represented via a 3D geometrical body. Using the analytical properties of these bodies we determine the mass of each segment, its center of mass and the principal moments of inertia. We compare the results of both groups trying to elucidate the influence of the sport on the physical development the teenage players 14-17 years old. We hope our study will encourage teenagers to participate in sports activities, whether competitively or recreationally.

Series on Biomechanics, Vol.37, No.3 (2023), 19-25

Keywords: anthropometry; boys tennis players; Human body modelling; mass-inertial parameters
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DOI: 10.7546/SB.03.03.2023
Date published: 2023-08-02
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