A Discussion - Integrating Sports Science Disciplines of Biomechanics and Strength Training in the Teaching of Table-tennis Drives - An Example in Singapore Sports School Experience
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
The Singapore Sports School was formed in 2003 as the result of a government initiative to strive for a sporting nation. With this emphasis on sporting success, the integration of sports science in the development of young athletes is a core strategy used in the teaching and coaching pedagogy of the sports school. The purpose of this article is to highlight an example of such a strategy used in teaching table-tennis skills. Specifically, our example will feature an integration of the disciplines of sports biomechanics, strength and conditioning principles and table-tennis coaching pedagogy, as a framework for coaching specific aspects of table-tennis forehand and backhand drives; and, draw implications of such an approach for use in sports programmes of schools in general.
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