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Brunel and LTA to help elite tennis players


Brunel and LTA to help elite tennis players

Brunel University has established a three-year partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association aimed at understanding and improving the performance of elite tennis players. The LTA will fund PhD student, Colm Murphy, as he researches how best to capture and train anticipation and decision-making skill.

The intention is to use player-based tracking data to create computer-based animations of match situations that may be used to enhance the development of anticipation and decision-making skill in elite players.

The work is particularly innovative since it integrates cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience with high-profile industrial partners in the areas of computing science and engineering. The work will have a clear impact on the development of expertise in tennis and across other professional domains.

Colm, who has a background as an elite tennis player and coach in Ireland, said that he was “delighted to be offered the opportunity to be mentored by some of the leading scientists in the field and to work at one of the most iconic national training centres in the world with a very forward-thinking and progressive group of sports science support staff.”



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The Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University has been appointed to research student engagement in extra-curricular activities, and their impact on graduate employability.  This is on behalf of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and is a national project.  Our University is supporting this important research and we would really like the views of our Alumni to be represented.

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