09 Sep 2016

Prominent at the recent Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the ITTF Sports Science and Medical Committee will launch a coaching on-line study in the near future.

Spearheaded by Goran Munivrana, the initiative will start in October. However, prior to that date, the Journal of Sports Sciences has announced a special issue with the topic on table tennis. Scientists worldwide are invited to present their researches in table tennis in one of the most valuable sports journal.

by Dr Miran Kondric, Chair ITTF Sports Science and Medical Committee 

The general aim of research in table tennis and exercise medicine is to present an evidence based view of the beneficial and adverse effects of physical activity and exercise training on player and health.

Broader approach

Although the use of scientific research in sport has a long tradition, currently the practice of supporting table tennis with scientific findings is largely neglected. It is why the ITTF Sports Science and Medical Committee is seeking for more broader approach in research.

At the end of September, all full members of the Committee will participate in a jointly organized scientific meeting with the Sports Science and Medical Committee of the Japanese Table Tennis Association in Tokyo. This meeting is being organized by Dr. Shiro Matsuo, the anti-doping chief at ITTF Sports Science and Medical Committee.       

Further collaboration

Science in Table Tennis should bring together experts from around all the world with the aim of furthering collaboration between players, coaches and scientists working in the field of training and competition in table tennis.

Each part of training and the game, gels theory (sport science) with practice (training and performance) in order to demonstrate the impact science can have on performance at the elite level. Examples could be given from other racket sports (tennis, badminton, squash) and in the context of specific countries worldwide. 

Authors are encouraged to submit original papers. The opportunity is a really good chance for science in table tennis and future projects we might have in mind

Call for papers

Call for papers
Journal of Sports Sciences: Call for papers – deadline Friday 31st March 2017


Irene Faber: Email – [email protected]

Sports Science Dr Miran Kondric