Competition field perceptions of table-tennis athletes and their performance
The distinction between positive and negative perceptions is fundamental in perception models. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between field perceptions of table tennis players and the outcome (net result) during the matches in a competition. Experimental data were collected from 10 elite table tennis players and analysed. The results addressed the following three competition field perceptions: (1) before the service, the players positive perceptions had significant effect on the positive outcome (winning rate) of that service; (2) the perception after the net result of the previous service increased the positive outcome of the next service, and (3) the players positive/negative perception during the matches affected the win/loss outcome of that competition. In conclusion, the players positive perceptions enhanced their winning rate during table tennis competitions. Therefore, during the training program, coaches need to develop positive perceptions and strengthen the psychological quality of table tennis players.
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|Subjects:||table tennis perception cognition technique psychic process psychoregulation decision behavior performance capacity|
|Published in:||Journal of Human Kinetics|