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65Effects of cross-cultural communication in tennisEffects of Cross-cultural Communication Competence on Tennis PerformanceThis research addresses the impact of cross-cultural communication competence on the performance of 24 (14 female, 10 male) collegiate doubles tennis pairings. The aims of this study were to: (1) determine if the cross-cultural communication competence of collegiate tennis players impacts their performance, (2) observe if there are any gender differences in the way cross-cultural communication competence influences performance, and (3) verify if cross-cultural communication competence within collegiate tennis teams differs depending on the number of international players on a team. Pearson’s correlations and a Mann-Whitney U test were run, and revealed non-significant relationships between the level of cross-cultural communication competence and doubles performance, and between the number of international players on a team and their doubles performance. However, re...