Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 87-91
Association between Agility and VO2 max in Badminton and Tennis Players
P. Sathya1, Roshni Nilesh Parekh2
Associate Professor1, Physiotherapy Student2,
D .Y. Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Corresponding Author: P. Sathya
The purpose of this study was to find correlation between agility and VO2 max in tennis and badminton players.
Methodology: In this study sample of 37 male Badminton and 37 male Tennis players were taken with the age group of 18-25 yrs. Both the Tennis and badminton players were subjected to T- Test to measure agility and Queen’s college step test to measure VO2max, to find which game players had greater agility and VO2max and to find the correlation between agility and VO2 max.
Result: The mean VO2max in Badminton players was 50.20 ml/min/kg and in Tennis players the mean was 50.69ml/min/kg, the mean agility time in Badminton players was 13.03 seconds and in Tennis players was 13.79 seconds and there was a negative correlation between agility and VO2max of Badminton and Tennis players.
Conclusion: The study concludes that there was no difference in agility between tennis and Badminton players, also there was no difference in VO2max between tennis and Badminton players and the VO2max is indirectly proportional to agility in both Badminton and Lawn Tennis players.
Key words: Agility, VO2max, T-Test, Queen’s college step test, Tennis and Badminton players.