|What is co-ordination?|
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Co-ordination is all about how well your eyes and hands work together.
It measures how good you are at synchronising your upper body movements with the movements of ball.
This skill is useful for many sports.
If you cannot track or follow a ball and move your body in time to meet it then it will be difficult to play racket sports such as badminton or squash.
Tennis players have to learn to co-ordinate their racket with a ball by swinging their arm at the right time and at the right speed.
Co-ordination is also important for team games such as hockey, football, and rugby.
Football players have to co-ordinate their feet with the ball.
Co-ordination is even important in individual sports.
Swimmers and runners have to co-ordinate their arms with their legs to move through the water or over ground as smoothly and efficiently as they can.
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