by Professor Miran Kondric, Chair ITTF Sports Science and Medical Committee
Table tennis is attractive at both the competitive and recreational level but poses many challenges due to the physical demands of performance as well as the injuries that can occur to participants. Owing to these challenges, table tennis is of great interest to sports scientists, physicians, therapists, athletic trainers as well as strength and conditioning coaches.
Also of interest to table tennis are the effects of equipment design, playing surfaces, shoes and other interfaces between the player and the sport. The progress of technology, sports evolve in new and different ways, perhaps requiring different training methods and perhaps causing different injuries.
The Congress will provide up-to-date information on current applications of sports science to table tennis. Oral and poster presentations will provide the participant an opportunity to see the practical application of ideas whenever possible.
Importantly, the Congress aims to bring together those with an interest in current developments and application of scientific principles to table tennis. It will include sports scientists, researchers, coaches, therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and others who may be interested in the science of these sport.
Now the first call for papers is announced; a second announcement will be made later by the end of the year.
Authors will be notified on Friday 15th March 2019 with the deadline for manuscripts being Monday 15th April 2019.
Abstracts should be no more than one A4 page in length and written in English.
Diagrams and references should be reduced to a minimum with full reference details given alphabetically at the end. Each submission should be original work that has not been previously published.
Members of the Scientific Committee will review abstracts prior to acceptance.
They will be grouped thematically either in free communications or poster sessions, or as related to invited speaker presentations.
All participants will be met at Budapest airport; transport being organised by the World Table Tennis Championships Organising Committee.
For further information please contact:
David Paar, Secretary of the ITTF Sports Science Congress Organizing Committee
2019 Sports Science Congress: Official Website
2019 Sports Science Congress 2019: First Call for Papers (issued Monday 29th October)
2019 Sports Science Congress 2019: Template for Abstracts (issued Monday 29th October)