Validating and identifying KPIs in ATP/WTA hard court tennis match play (2019–2023) using the PWOL method

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Venn-Moncur, M., Parmar, N., White, C, Callingham, T and Nicholls, S 2024. Validating and identifying KPIs in ATP/WTA hard court tennis match play (2019–2023) using the PWOL method. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541241235595
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TitleValidating and identifying KPIs in ATP/WTA hard court tennis match play (2019–2023) using the PWOL method
AuthorsVenn-Moncur, M., Parmar, N., White, C, Callingham, T and Nicholls, S
Abstract

The study provided further validity for the use of the PWOL (percentage of matches which the winner outscored the loser) method within elite hard-court tennis. Over half of the ATP/WTA competitive calendar (January-March and August-November) is played on hard courts so is an important progression. Data from 810 men's and 586 women's hard-court matches across Grand Slams and ATP/WTA World Tours (i.e. Masters, 500s and 250s) between 2019 and 2023 was used for analysis. PWOL was validated alongside two traditionally used statistical methods (paired t-test, point-biserial correlation). Very high agreement between all approaches was shown using Spearman's correlation analysis for both men and women (>0.97). The study further identified the indicators most related to winning performance, identifying baseline points won, first serve points won, points won of 0-4 rally length and Winners:UE Ratio to be most strongly associated with success, whilst forced errors were most associated with losing. Ball three indicators lacked association with match outcome, suggesting any major focus training ‘one-two punches’ on serve should be approached with caution. PWOL has proven to be a valid method for assessing success in elite hard-court tennis (offering potential for wider sports application) to ultimately aid coach decision-making.

KeywordsPerformance analysis; playing surface; racket sports
Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
Research GroupPerformance Analysis at the London Sport Institute
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
ISSN1747-9541
Electronic2048-397X
Publication dates
Online28 Feb 2024
Publication process dates
Accepted12 Feb 2024
Deposited01 Mar 2024
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Open
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Venn-Moncur, M. J., Parmar, N., White, C. J., Callingham, T., & Nicholls, S. B. (2024). Validating and identifying KPIs in ATP/WTA hard court tennis match play (2019–2023) using the PWOL method. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 0(0). Copyright © The Author(s) 2024. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541241235595

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541241235595
Web of Science identifierWOS:001176820800001
LanguageEnglish
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