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Age effect v juniorskom tenise
The relative Age Effect in Junior Tennis

Author(s): Jiří Zháněl, Adrian Agricola, Martin Zvonař, Ondřej Hubáček, Vladimír Psalman
Subject(s): Demography and human biology, Sports Studies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: date of birth; age; junior tennis; female players; World Championship;

Summary/Abstract: The first publications about the theory of the age effect (theory of the influence of age) appeared in sports science in the 80´s of the last century. Though it was not as long as the last few years we have encountered with a research of this particular topic more regularly. The theory is based on the assumption that the athletes born at the beginning of the calendar year are, mainly in the junior age, more successful than later born athletes. This has been shown in many studies especially in ice hockey, soccer, tennis but also in other sports.

  • Issue Year: 6/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 38-45
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech