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dc.contributor.authorPadulo, Johnny
dc.contributor.authorPizzolato, Fabio
dc.contributor.authorTosi Rodrigues, Sergio [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorMigliaccio, Gian Mario
dc.contributor.authorAttene, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.authorCurcio, Raffaele
dc.contributor.authorZagatto, Alessandro M.
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Sports Medicine And Physical Fitness. Turin: Edizioni Minerva Medica, v. 56, n. 1-2, p. 149-156, 2016.
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of intensive practice in table tennis on perceptual, decision-making and motor-systems. Groups of elite (HL, N.=11), intermediate (LL, N.=6) and control players (CC, N.=11) performed tasks of different levels. METHODS: All subjects underwent to reaction time test and response time test consisting of a pointing task to targets placed at distinct distances (15 and 25 cm away) on the right and left sides. Only the HL and LL groups were requested to perform the ball speed test in forehand and backhand condition. RESULTS: In the CC group reaction time was higher compared to the HL (P<0.05) group. In the response time test, there was a significant main effect of distance (P<0.0001) and the tennis table expertise (P=0.011). In the ball speed test HL players were consistently faster compared to LL players in both forehand stroke (P<0.0001) and backhand stroke (P<0.0001). Overall, the forehand stroke was significantly faster than the backhand stroke. CONCLUSIONS: We can conclude that table tennis players have shorter response times than non-athletes and the tasks of reaction time and response time are incapable to distinguish between the performance of well-trained table tennis players and that of intermediate players, but the ball speed test seems to be able to do it.en
dc.publisherEdizioni Minerva Medica
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Sports Medicine And Physical Fitness
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectTechnical expertise
dc.subjectMotor control laterality
dc.subjectReaction time
dc.subjectTask performance and analysis
dc.titleTask complexity reveals expertise of table tennis playersen
dcterms.rightsHolderEdizioni Minerva Medica
dc.contributor.institutionECampus Univ
dc.contributor.institutionCONI Italian Olymp Comm
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Verona
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionSport Sci Lab
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Cagliari
dc.contributor.institutionFITET Italian Table Tennis Federat
dc.description.affiliationECampus Univ, Via Isimbardi 10, I-22060 Novedrate, Como, Italy
dc.description.affiliationCNMSS, SPO Sport Performance Optimizat Lab, Tunis, Tunisia
dc.description.affiliationCONI Italian Olymp Comm, Sardinia Reg Branch, Cagliari, Italy
dc.description.affiliationUniv Verona, Dept Neurol & Movement Sci, I-37100 Verona, Italy
dc.description.affiliationUNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Sci, Baum, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationSport Sci Lab, London, England
dc.description.affiliationUniv Cagliari, Fac Med & Surg, Cagliari, Italy
dc.description.affiliationFITET Italian Table Tennis Federat, Rome, Italy
dc.description.affiliationUnespUNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Sci, Baum, Brazil
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