Introduction and Purpose: the current study was to examine the effect of quiet eye training on decision making, gaze behavior and tennis service skill learning.
Methods: In this semi-experimental study, which was performed with a pre-test-post-test design with a 14-day follow-up period, 30 novices male tennis players of Isfahan House with an age range of 20 to 30 were selected and those located in quiet eye training and control groups. In the pre-test phase, the participants performed 12 tennis services, which also measured the participants' gaze behavior during the operation. Participants' service was also recorded by GoPro camera to measure decision making. In addition, participants' performance was recorded by the researcher. Then, the experimental group performed the desired exercises for 8 weeks, 3 sessions per week and 30 minutes per session. During this period, the control group performed their daily activities. At the end of 24 practice sessions, the post-test phase, and two weeks after the last session, the retention phase was performed as the pre-test phase. Data were analyzed by repeated measures analysis of variance.
Results: The results showed that quiet eye training have a significant effect on improving decision making, increasing the length of the quiet eye period and increasing the performance of the tennis service (P <0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study support the pre programming hypothesis that the importance of planning and choosing the correct answer.