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Table 1 Results archive search of professional literature

From: Developing a tool to assess technical skills in talented youth table tennis players—a multi-method approach combining professional and scientific literature and coaches’ perspectives

Authora Year Technical element/focus Stroke
German archives
Teichert [44] 2001 Analysis of players’ footwork during the European Championships 2000 n.s.
Nottelmann [45] 2001 Analysis of pro players’ footwork during BH strokes. BH attack; combination with other strokes
Hammer and Zhang [46] 2002 Description of an optimal footwork and specific steps. n.s.
Hampl [47] 2003 Description of technical skills using Timo Boll as an example. n.s.
Krämer [48] 2003 Connection between FH and BH strokes. BH-FH
Münzl [49] 2005 Exploring the importance of footwork stating seven hypotheses. n.s.
Geisler [50] 2005 Discussion of beginners’ technique. n.s.
Roscher [51] 2006 Deduction of key elements of the stroke from various professional players. BH topspin
Voigt [52] 2007 Deduction of key elements of the stroke from Joo Se Hyuk. BH backspin/defense
Hotz [53] 2010 Thoughts and suggestions on technical skills and their development. n.s.
Muster [54] 2010 Reply with additions to the article by Hotz (see above). n.s.
Schott [55] 2013 Classifications of footwork types based on literature. n.s.
Hamrik [56] 2015 Thoughts and suggestions on bat grip. n.s.
Krey [57] 2016 Description on how to shift the centre of mass. n.s.
Hamrik [58] 2019 Description on how to learn this stroke. BH topspin
Dutch archives
Bécude [59] 2000 Description of the different phases of the stroke. FH smash
Huberb [60] 2000 Bat grip n.s.
Lijesen [61] 2005a Description of the different phases of the stroke. FH topspin
Lijesen [61] 2005b Description of the different phases of the strokes. BH counter
FH smash
Schimmelpfennigb [62] 2005 Description of important elements in footwork, service, receive, active and passive play, first attacks and general elements. Serve
Receive
Topspin on backspin
Lijesen [63] 2007 A stepwise approach for correcting technical flaws. n.s.
Rieken [64] 2014 Description of the different phases of the stroke. FH topspin
Rieken [65] 2015 Description of the different phases of the stroke. BH topspin
  1. FH forehand, BH backhand, n.s. not specified
  2. aOnly the first author is mentioned
  3. bTranslated from original articles from German professional table tennis journals