International Journal of Racket Sports Science

Editorial

Racket Sports have been widely studied in science for the last years. The purpose of this Journal is to aggregate the most important advances and researches to affect the development and directions of racket sports science from now on.

Latest Papers

Influence of Sport-practice-hours on Burnout and Coping in Table Tennis Players

The aim of this research was to analyse burnout (estimated by emotional and physical exhaustion) and coping (as estimated by the need to seek support) in relation to the number of sport-practice-hours undertaken by table tennis players of various levels of success. A...

Comparison of hip joint mechanical energy in table tennis forehand and backhand drives

Hip joints are highly involved in table tennis. Some authors found both pelvic angular velocity and hip joint torques are related to the racket velocity. Others have also demonstrated how some of the best players have higher ranges of motion of the lower-limb joints....

Footwork technique used in elite table tennis matches

Notational and Match analysis are very well-recognized methods to collect information about the most common technical-tactical performance indicators in table tennis: footwork and stroke types. The aim of this study was to compare footwork distributions in men (M) and...

Psychobiosocial States in Competitive Badminton: Similarities and Differences Between Juniors, Adolescents and Adults.

Emotions affect the way elite athletes respond during competitive play. Elite athletes who identify and regulate emotions can increase their consistency and optimize high quality play. This cross-sectional study examined the extent to which psychobiosocial states of...

A tennis field test to objectively measure the hitting accuracy based on an Excel spreadsheet- Practical guidelines and applications

Stroke accuracy is highly related with tennis performance and has traditionally been quantified using general areas of scoring. Hence there is a need to develop methods that allow accuracy to be measured with higher resolution. The aim of the work is to develop a...

The influence of expertise on anticipation of badminton single serves

Badminton is a fast racket sport and requires players to develop highly advanced anticipation skills. Research has identified differences in the way that experts badminton players fixate their gaze during play. Investigating eye movement patterns in badminton players,...

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