THE DYNAMICAL ANALYSIS OF TABLE TENNIS FOREHAND AND BACKHAND DRIVES

  • Hsin-Hsueh Huang
  • Yi-Chang Hsueh
  • Yu-Yuen Chen
  • Ting-Jui Chang
  • Kuang-Min Pan
  • Kuei-Shu Huang
  • Chien- Lu Tsai
Keywords: biomechanics, topspin, backspin, cross

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the dynamics parameters of table tennis drives by Taiwan collegiate first class table tennis players when they were performing straight and cross court forehand and backhand drives from receiving topspin and backspin serves. Ten Vicon MX-13+ high-speed cameras (250Hz) and two Kistler force plates (1500 Hz) were used to collect the kinematics and kinetics data. The Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank nonparametric statistical test was to compare the differences between forehand and backhand drives. The results showed that there were significant differences between forehand and backhand drives were in the ball initial velocity and the kinetics variables. The GRF data of the players were different between forehand and backhand drives when they performed four different paths of drive.
Published
2013-09-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities