Differences in Body Flexibility of Elite Male Racket Games Players in Nigeria


  • O. B. Ajayi-Vincent Ekiti State University Dept. of Human Kinetics & Health Education, Faculty of Education. Ado Ekiti.
  • M. O. Adesina


Shoulder flexibility, Trunk flexibility, Wrist flexibility, Cardiorespiratory endurance, Goniometer,


This study was embarked upon to evaluate and compare the body flexibility components of the elite male racket games (badminton, squash & tennis) players in Nigeria with the view of providing information on the differences that may exist among them.  Thirty-six (36) nationally rated racket games players, (twelve from each of the games) were selected for the study through purposive sampling technique.  The modified sit and reach test was used to evaluate the trunk flexibility while the goniometer was used to measure the shoulder and wrist flexibility as recommended.

Descriptive and inferential statistics of mean and standard deviation and one-way Analysis of Various were employed to describe and test for significant differences (P≤0.05) among the groups while the Scheffe’s post hoc multiple comparison was applied when an F-statics indicated significant difference.

The results revealed no significant difference on the trunk flexibility while significant differences existed among the racket games players in shoulder and wrist flexibility components.

Author Biography

O. B. Ajayi-Vincent, Ekiti State University Dept. of Human Kinetics & Health Education, Faculty of Education. Ado Ekiti.

Human Kinetics & Health EducationSenior Lecturer


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How to Cite

Ajayi-Vincent, O. B., & Adesina, M. O. (2014). Differences in Body Flexibility of Elite Male Racket Games Players in Nigeria. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(4). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS/article/view/151