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Relationship of tennis play to executive function in children and adolescents

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Title: Relationship of tennis play to executive function in children and adolescents
Authors: Ishihara, Toru Browse this author
Sugasawa, Shigemi Browse this author
Matsuda, Yusuke Browse this author
Mizuno, Masao Browse this author
Keywords: Cognition
exercise
gender
health
psychology
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal Title: European journal of sport science
Volume: 17
Issue: 8
Start Page: 1074
End Page: 1083
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1334831
PMID: 28609253
Abstract: This study evaluated the association between the frequency of tennis play and executive function in children and adolescents. One hundred and six junior tennis players (6-15 years old) participated in this study. Executive function, including inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility were evaluated at rest. Females showed better inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility than males. In males, more frequent tennis play was associated with higher basic processing speed and inhibitory control after controlling for age, gender, body mass index (BMI), and tennis experience. More frequent tennis play was associated with better working memory in both males and females after controlling for age, gender, BMI, and tennis experience. Furthermore, longer tennis experience was related to better cognitive flexibility in males after controlling for age, gender, BMI, and frequency of tennis play. These findings suggest that tennis play is associated with the development of three foundational aspects of executive function (i.e. inhibitory control, working memory, cognitive flexibility). Especially, frequent participation in tennis play is related to better inhibitory control and working memory, while longer experience of tennis play is associated with better cognitive flexibility. Although development of inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility is slower in males than in females, the associations between tennis play and inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility appear to be larger in males than in females.
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European journal of sport science on 13 Jun 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17461391.2017.1334831.
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/72352
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