Executive functions and academic performance of young tennis players in Greece



The current research project aims to highlight the importance of physical activity (PA) and especially tennis, in the development of cognitive functions related to academic performance (AP). Recent international literature highlights the importance of PA in improving students' executive functions (EF). Additionally, related research finds that the development of EF is closely intertwined with AP. Research with the participation of students specifically involved in the sport of tennis, which is the focus of this paper, leads to similar conclusions. This identifies a research area that should also be the subject of research in Greece as well.


Physical activity, cognitive functions, executive functions, academic performance, tennis

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