Sports problem: Table Tennis

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Literature Review: Table Tennis problem for Sports

This “Ten Problems for Sports in the 2020s” booklet will introduce ten relevant problems, namely: coaches, performance, fundamentals, match fixing, politics, talent development, diversity, education, economics, e-sports; for the ten most popular sports in the 2020s world, as for estimated fans number: soccer, cricket, basketball, hockey, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, baseball, American football / rugby, golf.

Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the sports that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. soccer,
  2. cricket,
  3. basketball,
  4. hockey,
  5. tennis,
  6. volleyball,
  7. table tennis,
  8. baseball,
  9. american football / rugby,
  10. golf.

Each sport has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references for each open question and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

7 Table Tennis

THE PROBLEM — Table tennis estimated fans worldwide are 850 million in 2020. Same as other popular sports, ten problems for table tennis are: coaches, performance, fundamentals, match fixing, politics, talent development, diversity, education, economics, e-sports. Here follows a short introduction to all of them with recent references for own consultation.

CASE STUDIES — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

CONCLUSIONS — For many table tennis players, the coach plays a key role in their everyday life, and bands between coaches and athletes can become tight. Technological systems can use an infrared depth camera to distinguish between the wrong table tennis strokes on each joint. There is a lack of studies that investigate backspin maneuvers, longline maneuvers, strikes against sidespin, and pen-hold players. The moral misconduct observed in Chinese athletes can be divided into the following four categories: violent behavior, doping, match-fixing or tanking, and self-reported dishonesty. There have been attempts to utilize table tennis to bring about reconciliation to the long-standing inter-Korean enmity. Anger in table tennis could be understood as a depressing factor of performance. When students with physical disabilities are integrated with non-physically challenged learners, they adjust favorably to overcome their challenges. For table tennis players, the nearer the ball’s place to the bottom corner of the table, the more difficult for the opponent to return. Gender, education level, sport experience and taking place in the national team are effective on the risk assessment levels of elite table tennis athletes. The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organization set up to promote and support grassroots esports, has struck a partnership with sports governing body Table Tennis England.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Sports in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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