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Science papers of Table Tennis

The physiological demands of table tennis: a review
By Kondric, M, Zagatto Moura, A. & Sekuilic, D.

The Dutch motor skills assessment as tool for talent development in table tennis: a reproducibility and validity study
By Faber, IR, Nijhuis-Van Der Sanden, MWG, Elferink-Gemser, MT and Oosterveld, FGJ

Table Tennis: Preliminary Displacement in Pimples-Out Rubber
By Varenberg, M. and Varenberg, A.

Evaluations of The psychometric properties of the recovery-stress questionnaire for athletes among a sample of young French table tennis players.
By Martinent, G., Decret, J-C., Isoard-Gautheur, S. et al.

Comparing technical proficiency of elite table tennis players with intellectual disability: simulation testing versus game play
By Van Biesen, D., Mactavish, J.J. and Vanlandewijck, Y.C

Evaluation of elite table tennis players' technique effectivenes
By Zhang, H., Liu, W., Hu, J.J., & Liu, R.Z.

Evaluation of the effectiveness of training in coping strategies for table tennis players aimed at overcoming pre-competition anxiety.
By Urra Tobar, B.

Design of a Redudant Manipulator for Playing Table Tennis towards Human-Like Stroke Patterns
By Zhangguo, Y., Qiang, H., Xuechao, C, Wen, Z., & Junyao, G.

Heart rate variability of young table tennis players with the use of the multiball training
By Katsikadelis, M., Pilianidis, T., Mantzouranis, N., Fatouros, I., & Agelousis, N.

Impedance control and its effects on a humanoid robot playing table tennis.
By Rong X., Yichao S., Qiuguo Z., Jun W. & Juna C.

Analysis of cardiopulmonary and metabolic variables measured during laboratory and sport-specific incremental tests for table tennis performance prediction
By Zagatto AM, Papoti M, dos Reis IGM, Beck WR. & Gobatto CA

Influence of repeated bouts of table tennis training on cardiac biomarkers in children
By Ma G., Liu Y. & Liu K.

Does an eye-hand coordination test have added value as part of talent identification in table tennis? A validity and reproducibility study.
By Faber IR, Oosterveld FG & Nijhuis-Vander Sanden MW

Influence of repeated bouts of table tennis training on cardiac biomarkers in children
By Guodong, M., Yanhuan, L., & Kemin, L.

Test-retest reliability of the “table tennis specific battery test” in competitive level young players
By Katsikadelis M., Pilianidis T. & Mantzouranis N.

Study of the dynamic properties and effects of temperature using a spring model for the bouncing ball
By Wadhwa A.

Trajectory prediction of spinning ball based on fuzzy filtering and local modeling for robotic ping-pong player
By Hu S., Zaojun F., De X. & Min T.

Visual measurement of the racket trajectory in spinning ball striking for table tennis player
By Guodong C., De X., Zaujun F., Zemin J. & Min T.

Adding active learning to LWR for ping-pong playing robot
By Yanlong H., De X., Min T. & Hu S.

Relationship between anaerobic parameters provided from MAOD and critical power model in specific table tennis test
By Zagatto A.M., & Gobatto C.A.

A stochastic analysis of table tennis
By Dominicy, Y., Ley, C. & Swan, Y.

The "Quiet Eye" and Motor Performance: Task Demands Matter!
By Klostermann, Kredel & Hossner

Resumption of support of operated leg after knee surgery through the practise of table tennis.
By Dauty, Menu, Fouasson Chailloux, Ferreol & Dubois

Analysis of cardiopulmonary and metabolic variables measured during laboratory and sport-specific incremental tests for table tennis performance prediction
By Zagatto, Papoti, dos Reis, Beck and Gobatto

Body postures and asymmetries in frontal and transverse planes in the trunk area in table tennis players
By Barczyk-Pawelec K., Bańkosz Z., & Derlich M.

Investigating the effect of table tennis exercise in children on their attention levels
By Akandere, M., & Asan, R.

Coincidence-anticipation timing requirements are different in racket sports.
By Akpinar, S., Devrilmez, E., & Kirazci, S.

Evaluation of elite table tennis players' technique effectiveness
By Zhang, H., Liu, W., Hu, J.J., & Liu, R.Z.

The Effect of Goal Setting Difficulty on Serving Success in Table Tennis and the Mediating Mechanism of Self-regulation

By Liu, W., Zhou, C., Ji, L., & Watson, J.C.2nd

Psychophysiological evaluation of cardiovascular response on the observational and practical task difficulty
By Hoshino, S.

Differential analysis of the doping behaviour templates in three types of sports
By Rodek, J., Idrizovic, K., Zenic, N., Perasovic, B., & Kondric, M.

A comparison of two conative characteristics of top basketball and recreational table tennis players
By Sindik J. & Misoni S.

Tactical proficiency among table tennis players with and without intellectual disabilities
By Van biesen D., Mactavish J. & Vanlandewick Y.

Stress and coping: A study of world class coaches
By Olusoga P., Butt J. & Maynard I.

A notational analysis of shot characteristics in top-level table tennis players
By Malagoli Lanzoni I., Di Michele R & Merni F.

Prohibited List Published by World Anti-Doping Agency


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in its capacity as the global anti-doping governing body, has established a detection-based system which consists of both systemic and random testing of athletes’ blood and, or urine.

Participation in this system is mandatory for all athletes registered in the testing pool by National Olympic Committees.

Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more anti-doping code violations, mostly detected by the presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s specimens.

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Turkey Supports International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Research Fund


Thankfully the sport of table tennis can hold its high, being relatively free from the curse of drug use, the instances are very few and far between and then usually not of a deliberate nature; history shows the end result being found in favour of the player and the case dismissed.

However, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), founded on Wednesday 10th November 1999, following an initiative promoted by the International Olympic Committee and responsible for the World Anti-Doping Code, is well aware that there can be no relaxation in effort across the sporting spectrum.

It a view with which Dr Miran Kondric, ITTF Sport Science and Medical Committee Chair, concurs and is supportive of a recent move made by Turkey in the fight against drug use in sport to enhance performance.

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First Announcement, Call for Papers: Sports Science World Racquet Sports Congress


Staged at the renowned Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu province, listed amongst the top one hundred universities in China, the 14th ITTF Sports Science Congress and 5th World Racquet Sports Congress will be held from Thursday 23rd April to Saturday 25th April 2015

The first announcement and call for papers is announced.

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Planning with a Difference for World Hopes Team, a Scientific Approach

 10/26/2013       ITTF World Cadet Challenge

Preparation for the ITTF World Cadet Challenge, which starts in the Slovenia town of Otocec on Saturday 26th October 2013, is now almost complete; for one team it was preparation with a difference.

The World Hopes Team, who have been supported by ITTF Dream Building funds, experienced preparation with a difference.

At 1.30pm on Thursday 24th October, they visited the Faculty of Sport at the University of Ljubljana where Dr Miran Kondric, Chair of the ITTF Sport Science and Medical Committee, organised a series of tests for the eight young players.

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The Actual Time the Ball is in Play, STARTS Women’s World Cup Provides Answers


"How much tennis is played during a match?" was a question posed recently by the Wall Street Journal; with the help of a stopwatch, the answer was provided.

Two matches were studied with the conclusion being that 17.5 per cent of the time was actually spent playing tennis. The reasons given were the time it took in changeovers between sets; arguments over umpiring decisions and the time taken between points when using the towel or bouncing the ball between points.

So what about table tennis?

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Sports Science Vital to High Level Success, Table Tennis No Exception


Sport moves forward and moves forward at a rapid pace; the era when an athlete could compete successfully at international level in more than one sport has long.

The days of Charles Burgess Fry, always known as C. B. Fry (25th April 1872 – 7th September 1956) are long gone; he represented England at both cricket and football and equalled the then world long jump world record. Such was his status that he was reputedly offered the throne of Albania.

Now sport has moved forward, standards have risen as athletes increasingly focus on one discipline; those who are gifted have to choose, if they are to reach world class level.

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International Form Proves Successful Part of Beijing Sports University Celebrations


A Deputy Referee at the recent LIEBHERR 2013 World Championships in Paris, Zhang Yingqiu, a Professor at the Beijing Sport University, organised an International Forum which coincided with the 60th anniversary of the University.

During the Forum a wide range of issues was discussed especially focusing on technical matters accruing from the LIEBHERR World Championships.

It proved a most successful initiative.

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Fast Track Degree Alongside Intensive Table Tennis Training Offered in Bristol


The former home of London 2012 Paralympic silver medallist Great Britain’s Will Bayley in addition to Scottish international Gavin Rumagay and English international, Darius Knight, the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in south west England offers a fast track degree course in conjunction with high level table tennis coaching as and from September 2013.

Currently players from throughout the world attend the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, an organisation which has gained a splendid reputation with players from Germany, Poland and Korea having attended alongside those from the United Kingdom.

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Impressive Range of Contributions for Sports Science Congress Day One

 05/12/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

The world renowned INSEP (the National Institute of Sport in Paris) is the host for the 13thITTF Sports Science Congress, being held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2013; immediately prior to the LEIBHERR World Championships in the same city.

One of the most unique of the groups within the International Table Tennis Federation, it is an impressive collection of contributors.

Scientists and coaches convene to share their latest technical work in the field of table tennis with those of like interests; these conventions never disappoint, as the work of each presenter is an educational experience for the always attentive audience.

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No. 1 1992, Proceedings of the 1st (Rome, Italy, 1989) and 2nd (Fukaya, Japan, 1991) ITTF Sports Science Congresses
No. 2 1994, Proceedings of the 3rd ITTF Sports Science Congress (Falkenberg, Sweden, 1993)
No. 3 1996, Proceedings of the 4th ITTF Sports Science Congress (Beijing, China, 1995)
No. 4 2002, Proceedings of the 6th ITTF Sports Science Congress (Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, 2000)
No. 5 2002, Proceedings of the 7th ITTF Sports Science Congress (Osaka, Japan, 2001)
No. 6 2010, Proceedings of the 11th ITTF Sports Science Congress (Yokohama, Japan, 2009)
No. 7 2012, Proceedings of the 12th ITTF Sports Science Congress (Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2011)
No. 8 2013, Proceedings of the 13th ITTF Sports Science Congress (Paris, France, 2013)


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