KINEMATICS OF FOREHAND ATTACK ON ACCELERATED LOOP TECHNIQUES IN TABLE TENNIS - A CASE STUDY

  • Haifan Zhang
  • Yuqin Shi
Keywords: accelerated loop, EGM, swing time, swing distance

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Although the fast forehand attack style of Chinese players has secured for them a leading position in the table tennis world, the accelerated loop technique still presents a problem in competition. However, some elite Chinese forehand attack players have contended very well with players using the accelerated loop technique. This demonstrates that the forehand attack is an effective technique with which to overcome the “loop”. From literature review, we found that cinematographical and electromyographical data on forehand attack on accelerated loop techniques was lacking. The purpose of this paper was to explore the technical characteristics of elite table tennis players performing forehand attack on accelerated loop techniques. In addition, the data collected for this study will provide biomechanical references for coaches and less experienced players.