The 16th Sports Science Congress of the International Table Tennis Federation will be held in Budapest, Hungary. The congress will begin on Friday morning 19th April and end on Saturday evening on the 20th April 2019. It will be jointly organized by the University of Pécs Faculty of Health Sciences, Hungarian Table Tennis Association and International Table Tennis Federation – Sports Science and Medical Committee.

The congress will concentrate on factors which substantially influence the results of competitive table tennis and will concern scientific fields regarding coaching, biomechanics, ergonomics, expert system, fitness testing, injuries and their prevention, nutrition, physiology, rehabilitation and training. A new topic on this conference will be the management aspects of high level and leisure time table tennis activities.

Scientists, coaches, medical doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, managers and anyone else who is interested in table tennis research is welcome.



  • Submission deadline for abstracts: 8th March, 2019
  • Acceptance/Rejection of abstracts until: 15th March, 2019
  • Submission deadline for revised abstract: 22nd March, 2019
  • Deadline for registrations: 1st April, 2019


Congress motto:
“Multifunctional Table Tennis: From the Top Level to the Health Sport Concept”


  • Age issues related to table tennis
  • Biomechanics
  • Children in table tennis
  • Coaching and teaching
  • Doping
  • Equipment design
  • Fitness testing
  • History of table tennis
  • Management
  • Match analysis
  • Medical aspects of table tennis
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Players’ adaption to rule changes
  • Psychology
  • Racket design and performance
  • Skills and skill analysis in table tennis
  • Social science aspects
  • Sociology/economics/development
  • Stress
  • Table tennis as health sport
  • Training
  • Training at school level
  • Women in table
  • Para table tennis


Forms of presentations:

  • Invited speakers
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations


Conference language:

The official language of the conference is English.


Further information

Please contact the Congress Organizer, David Paar.

or visit both the congress website:

or the ITTF website:


Andras Olah, habil PhD

Chairman of ITTF Sports
Science Congress Organizing

David Paar, PhD

Secretary of ITTF Sports
Science Congress Organizing

Prof. Miran Kondric

Chairman of ITTF Sports
Science and Medical
Chairman of ITTF Sports
Science Congress Scientific