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Journal:   OLYMPIC   SUMMER 2007 , Volume 15 , Number 2 (SERIAL 38); Page(s) 91 To 98.
 
Paper: 

COMPARISON OF SCORING BY MEN AND WOMEN ATHLETES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2004 ATHENS OLYMPIC SINGLE TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 
 
Author(s):  GHARAKHANLOU R., KHAZENI A., BARMAKI S., KASEB FOAD
 
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Abstract: 

The aim of the present research was the comparison of scoring by defensive and offensive tactics and techniques, and also studying the importance of defense and the role of service points in world-class table tennis. The collected data for this research is related to 122 table tennis players who participated in the 2004 Olympic games. This data was collected through information that was given to Iran's table tennis representatives. Based on this, the points gained using different tactics and techniques and also the total points gained by male and female athletes were studied and compared. Results show that 34% of points were gained through offensive techniques and tactics (after 3 shots were played), 33% through defense and counterattacking, 25% through the third shots and serving, 8% through other shots. The study showed that the points gained while serving and receiving the serve where 54% of the total points. The same results were achieved for the top 4 players. Also there was significantly in defensive tactics of top 4 players of men than women (P<0.05). No significant differences were found in other items between women and men groups (P>0.05). Based on these statistics, coaches and players should strongly consider the defensive tactics and serving techniques along with the effective offensive tactics in order to reach world-class success.

 
Keyword(s): SINGLE TABLE TENNIS, TACTIC, TECHNIQUE, 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES
 
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