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Science papers of Table Tennis
Kondric et al: The physiological demands of table tennis: a review
Martinent and Ferrand: A Field Study of Discrete Emotions: Athletes’ Cognitive Appraisals During Competition
Varenberg and Varenberg: Table Tennis: Preliminary Displacement in Pimples-Out Rubber
Martinent et al: Evaluations of The psychometric properties of the recovery-stress questionnaire for athletes among a sample of young French table tennis players
Van Biesen et al: Comparing technical proficiency of elite table tennis players with intellectual disability: simulation testing versus game play.
Zhang et al: Evaluation of elite table tennis players' technique effectiveness
Urra Tobar: Evaluation of the effectiveness of training in coping strategies for table tennis players aimed at overcoming pre-competition anxiety
Zhangguo et al: Design of a Redudant Manipulator for Playing Table Tennis towards Human-Like Stroke Patterns
Katsikadelis et al: Heart rate variability of young table tennis players with the use of the multiball training
Faber et al: The Dutch motor skills assessment as tool for talent development in table tennis: a reproducibility and validity study
Faber et al: Revision of two test items of the Dutch motor skills assessment measuring ball control in young table tennis players – a reproducibility and validity study, Annals of research in sport and physical activity
Pradas de la Fuente et al: Anthropometric Characteristics, Body Composition and Somatotype of High Level Table Tennis players
Sacks et al: Cardiorespiratory Responses to Table Tennis in Low-Fit Coronary Patients and Implications for Exercise Training
Padulo et al: Task complexity reveals expertise of table tennis players
Martinent and Decret: Motivational Profiles Among Young Table-Tennis Players in Intensive Training Settings: A Latent Profile Transition Analysis
Rong et al: Impedance control and its effects on a humanoid robot playing table tennis
Zagatto et al: Analysis of cardiopulmonary and metabolic variables measured during laboratory and sport-specific incremental tests for table tennis performance prediction
Ma et al: Influence of repeated bouts of table tennis training on cardiac biomarkers in children
Faber et al: Does an eye-hand coordination test have added value as part of talent identification in table tennis? A validity and reproducibility stud
Guodong et al: Influence of repeated bouts of table tennis training on cardiac biomarkers in children.
Katsikadelis et al: Test-retest reliability of the “table tennis specific battery test” in competitive level young players.
Wadhwa: Study of the dynamic properties and effects of temperature using a spring model for the bouncing ball
Hu et al: Trajectory Prediction of Spinning Ball Based on Fuzzy Filtering and Local Modeling for Robotic Ping-Pong Player.
Guodong et al: Visual Measurement of the Racket Trajectory in Spinning Ball Striking for Table Tennis Player.
Yanlong et al: Adding Active Learning to LWR for Ping-Pong Playing Robot
Zagatto and Gobatto: Relationship between Anaerobic Parameters Provided from MAOD and Critical Power Model in Specific Table Tennis Test.
Dominicy et al: A stochastic analysis of table tennis.
Klostermann et al: The "Quiet Eye" and Motor Performance: Task Demands Matter!
Dauty et al: Resumption of support of operated leg after knee surgery through the practise of table tennis.
Zagatto et al: Analysis of cardiopulmonary and metabolic variables measured during laboratory and sport-specific incremental tests for table tennis performance prediction
Barczyk-Pawelec et al: Body postures and asymmetries in frontal and transverse planes in the trunk area in table tennis players.
Akandere and Asan: Investigating the effect of table tennis exercise in children on their attention levels.
Akpinar et al: Coincidence-anticipation timing requirements are different in racket sports.
Zhang et al: Evaluation of elite table tennis players' technique effectiveness.
Liu et al: The Effect of Goal Setting Difficulty on Serving Success in Table Tennis and the Mediating Mechanism of Self-regulation.
Hoshino: Psychophysiological evaluation of cardiovascular response on the observational and practical task difficulty
Rodek et al: Differential analysis of the doping behaviour templates in three types of sports.
Sindik and Misoni: A comparison of two conative characteristics of top basketball and recreational table tennis players.
Van biesen et al: Tactical proficiency among table tennis players with and without intellectual disabilities.
Olusoga et al: Stress and coping: A study of world class coaches
Malagoli Lanzoni et al: A notational analysis of shot characteristics in top-level table tennis players.

Implementation and Practice of Enhanced Anti-Doping Code


Staged in Lausanne from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th March, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a rallying call to a packed house of more than 450 delegates at its annual Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) Symposium

Representatives from international sport federations, major event organizations, national and regional anti-doping organizations, athletes and the media were present.

Professor Miran Kondric, Chair of the ITTF Sport Science and Medical Committee, alongside Emese Barsai, the ITTF Programme Coordinator, attended on behalf of the International Table Tennis Federation.

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Deadline Date for Submission of Abstracts Extended to End of January


The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the forthcoming 14th ITTF Sports Science Congress and 5th World Racquet Sports Congress has been extended.

Originally scheduled for Thursday 1st January, the abstract submission deadline is now Saturday 31st January 2015.

Held at the Soochow University, Suzhou in Jiangsu Province, China, proceedings commence on Thursday 23rd April and conclude on Saturday 25th April; the Qoros 2015 World Championships, also staged in Suzhou, follow immediately, commencing on Sunday 26th April.

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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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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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