Fitness, Equipment in Focus at World Congress

Fitness, Equipment in Focus at World Congress

The international federations of three of the world’s most popular racket sports – badminton, tennis and table tennis – are collaborating on the 6th World Congress of Racket Sport Science to be held during the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018 in Bangkok in May.

Various aspects of fitness, performance and racket design will be among the topics discussed at the congress, which is organised by the Badminton World Federation, International Table Tennis Federation, Badminton Association of Thailand and Mahidol University, and supported by the International Tennis Federation. The event is being held on 25th and 26th May at Arnoma Grand Hotel, Bangkok.

The congress will concentrate on factors which substantially influence the results of competitive racket sports and concern scientific fields such as coaching, biomechanics, ergonomics, fitness testing, injuries and their prevention, nutrition, physiology, rehabilitation and training. The motto of the congress is: ‘Racket Sports from a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective’.

Scientists, coaches, medical doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and those interested in racket sports research are welcome to attend.

The submission deadline for abstracts and deadline for registration is 1 April 2018, while the submission deadline for the revised abstract is 15 April 2018.

The co-chairs of the Scientific Committee for the congress are Miran Kondric (Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubjana) of the International Table Tennis Federation, and David Cabello (Faculty of Sports Science, University of Granada) of the Badminton World Federation, while the guests of honour will be BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer and Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, President of Badminton Association of Thailand.

The following topics will be explored during the congress:

Biomechanics; Children in Racket Sports; Coaching and Teaching; Doping; Fitness Testing; Management; Match Analysis; Medical Aspects of Racket Sports; Nutrition; Physiology; Players’ Adaptation to Rule Changes; Psychology; Racket Design and Performance; Social Science Aspects; Stress; Training; Women in Racket Sports; Sociology/Economics/Development; Training at School Level; Age Issues Related to Racket Sports; Equipment Design; Skills and Skill Analysis in Racket Sports.

Details of registration may be had from: