Analysis of contextual-related variables on serve and receiving performances in elite men´s and women´s table tennis players

Gómez Ruano, Miguel Ángel and García de Alcaraz Serrano, Antonio and Furley, Philip (2017). Analysis of contextual-related variables on serve and receiving performances in elite men´s and women´s table tennis players. "International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport", v. 17 (n. 6); pp. 919-933. ISSN 2474-8668. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2017.1407208.

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Title: Analysis of contextual-related variables on serve and receiving performances in elite men´s and women´s table tennis players
Author/s:
  • Gómez Ruano, Miguel Ángel
  • García de Alcaraz Serrano, Antonio
  • Furley, Philip
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Date: December 2017
ISSN: 2474-8668
Volume: 17
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Racket sport; notational analysis; effectiveness; contextual variables
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The goal of the study was to identify the serve and reception effectiveness in relation to selected contextual-related variables in elite table tennis players. The sample comprised 140 matches from the men?s and women?s 2016 Olympic Games Tournament (N = 70, respectively). The contextual-related variables considered were: quality of opposition; the dominant hand of the players; match and set duration; biggest lead; most consecutive points in each set; deficit overcome; and previous set outcome. Bivariate correlations, independent samples comparisons, and multiple linear regressions were applied to identify the influence of contextual variables on performances when serving and receiving during the match/set. The analyses demonstrated that serving in table tennis does not necessarily provide a big advantage with points won when serving being only slightly higher than 50%. Performance when receiving was slightly below 50% and varied substantially as a consequence of contextual variables (e.g. biggest lead, most consecutive points, quality of opposition, great deficit overcome, and match duration) in men?s and women?s matches. The results highlight the importance of contextual variables on serve and reception performance in table tennis during the match. Implications in regard to coaching strategies and training programmes are discussed.

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Item ID: 50433
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50433/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50433
DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2017.1407208
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24748668.2017.1407208
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Oct 2018 08:30
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 12:09
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