Between 2014 and 2019, the Japanese Table Tennis Association (JTTA) Sports Science and Medicine Committee and International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Sports Science and Medical Committee (SSMC) have collaborated in the organisation of International Sports Science Conferences in Tokyo.

During six years of International Sports Science Conferences, 101 presentations have been held involving 267 participants from ITTF SSMC members, foreign guests and Japanese researchers. Those meetings have been very important for the further development of sports science and medical research, but also for better communication and cooperation between Japanese and overseas researchers and Doctors of Medicine. In many ways this was preparation for improving the table tennis research activities in the build-up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

In addition to their academic contribution, the conferences have also had a valuable impact on the relationship between researchers and table tennis manufacturers, is set to continue for many years and enjoy a long-lasting legacy.

JTTA has issued this attached report, completed by Dr. Shiro Matsuo, Prof. Kazuto Yoshida and Prof. Miran Kondric. This report contains the documents presented over the past six years (between 2014 and 2019).

The objective of this report is to contribute to future activities in science and medicine, related to table tennis, as well as the teaching, coaching, training, and also prevention and rehabilitation in table tennis.