The Impact of Attractiveness on Athletic Performance of Tennis Players

Linn-Brit Bakkenbüll


The present study examines whether there is an impact of physical attractiveness on athletic performance of professional tennis players. Moreover, this study analyses whether there are gender-specific differences. Different multiple regressions reveal a significantly positive relationship between physical attractiveness and athletic performance. Regression results show that there are no differences between male and female tennis players. Furthermore, this study examines determinants that influence athletic performance. For managers or coaches, the findings suggest that managers or coaches would benefit from hiring more attractive tennis players. More attractive and therefore more successful tennis players may earn higher prize money and generate greater contracts, for example, in terms of sponsoring. This also creates greater revenues for managers or coaches. This holds true for both, male and female tennis players.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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