Visual system is the dominant sensory system and critical for detecting relevant cues in order to effectively produce an appropriate motor response. As such, for successful performance, an athlete, especially in tennis, must identify and attend to relevant visual cues as early as possible
Visual search, peripheral vision, gaze in tennis, anticipation
At the highest level of the game of tennis due to the extreme time constraints, the players do not have time to think through the options and generate the potential moves but only one, the right one. The players are restricted to recognize only the relevant action information based on which they should adapt their option generation strategy so they could as fast as possible come up with the adequate reaction.
In the game of tennis the beginning of the stroke and the end of it are not that obvious, as many players are thinking only on about taking the racquet back and hitting the ball