Korean J Sports Med.  2013 Dec;31(2):92-98. 10.5763/kjsm.2013.31.2.92.

The Analysis of Physical Fitness and Performance Level Depending on Play Style in Female Table Tennis Players

Affiliations
  • 1Yong In University, Yongin, Korea.
  • 2Korea National Sport University, Seoul, Korea. sportler@hanmail.net

Abstract

The purpose
of this study was to analyze the physical fitness and performance level depending on play style in female table tennis players. Thirty-one female players participated in this study. The measurement factors for physical fitness were body composition, cardiopulmonary function and fitness, balance, power, flexibility, agility, isotonic and isokinetic strength, muscle endurance and anaerobic. Kruskal-Wallis test, Mann-Whitney test, and Spearman correlation were used to analyze the data. The results were as follows; in cardiopulmonary function and fitness, FEV1/FVC was significantly higher in defensive style than drive style. Also, Harvard step test was significantly higher in drive style than attack style. In agility, cross run was significantly slower in attack style than the other styles. In isokinetic strength, left flexion strength of knee was significantly higher in driver style than defensive style. Also, in correlations, performance level had association with Harvard step test in defensive and attack style, 20 m run in attack style, cross run in defensive and drive style, push-ups in drive style. As different physical fitness factors were correlated on performance and scientific training program should be applied according to the play styles.

Keyword

Racket sports; Physical fitness; Sports; Performance
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