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Use of Nutritional Supplements in Amateur Tennis Players

Version 1 : Received: 12 April 2018 / Approved: 12 April 2018 / Online: 12 April 2018 (14:16:39 CEST)

How to cite: Sánchez-Oliver, A.J.; Mata-Ordoñez, F.; Domínguez, R.; López-Samanes, Á. Use of Nutritional Supplements in Amateur Tennis Players. Preprints 2018, 2018040168 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0168.v1). Sánchez-Oliver, A.J.; Mata-Ordoñez, F.; Domínguez, R.; López-Samanes, Á. Use of Nutritional Supplements in Amateur Tennis Players. Preprints 2018, 2018040168 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0168.v1).

Abstract

Literature on the use of nutritional supplements (NS) in tennis players is scarce. The objective of the present study was to evaluate NS consumption in a group of men's tennis players who participated in the 2016 Andalusian team championship. A total of 70 questionnaires from 7 different clubs were registered. The questionnaire was previously designed and evaluated through piloting in which the validity of the content, its application, its structure and its presentation were observed. The results showed that 100% of the sample group was in favor of NS consumption within the law, 88.6% claimed to have consumed them at some time and 61.4% presently consume them. The NS most consumed by study participants were sports drinks (69.35%), energy bars (29%), a vitamin complex (19.35%), protein (serum) (17.74%) and creatine (14.51%). A high percentage of NS consumers thought that they had obtained positive results from NS consumption. The percentages and the findings regarding NS consumption in the present study were similar to the contributions made by other studies which evaluated supplementation in athletes, although with some subtle differences.

Subject Areas

nutritional supplements; tennis; ergogenic aids; amateurs

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