Notational analysis of the cadet and junior singles table tennis finals at the 2013 Asian Championship

Francis Mulloy, Jonathan Glynn, Tom Rusga, Joe Moore, Jake Hartley, Benjamin Williams, Gareth Irwin, Philip Graham-Smith

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The purpose of this paper was to provide a comparison between the two finals of the elite cadet and junior table tennis players. The 2013 Asian singles cadet and junior final matches were notated live and video recorded for further post-analysis. Junior players demonstrated a more variable serve placement strategy and favored the more aggressive topspin cross table return deep into the oppositions forehand. Work rate time was marginally greater per game in the junior finals (cadet vs. junior; 3.1s ± 1.7 3.3s ± 1.8) however junior players had a greater average rally length (5.3 s ± 2.6 and 4.4 ± 0.9) and greater number of high velocity top spin shots (21.5 ± 5.5 and 14.9 ± 5.6). Physicality and aggressive playing style increases with both age and ability level. These data provide a start to inform coaches of the progression between the top levels at both age groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISBS Proceedings Archive
EditorsKimitake Sato, William Sands, Satoshi Mizuguchi
PublisherUniversity of Konstanz
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2014
Event32nd International Conference of Biomechanics in Sports - Johnson City, United States
Duration: 12 Jul 201416 Jul 2014


Conference32nd International Conference of Biomechanics in Sports
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityJohnson City


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