Racket Congress

The 6th World Congress of Racket Sport Science was held in Bangkok, Thailand.  The congress began on Friday morning 25th May and finished on Saturday evening on the 26th May 2018. It was jointly organised by the Badminton Association of Thailand, Mahidol University and Badminton World Federation, and supported by the International Tennis Federation and the International Table Tennis Federation.

The congress provided a forum for participants to update their knowledge and explore innovations in sport science which substantially influence the present and future of competitive racket sports. It also offered a platform for networking, providing 150 participants from over 30 countries with the opportunity to interact with leading scientists, researchers, and other innovators in this field.


Science and Racket Sports - past, present and future

Prof. Adrian Lees - Liverpool John Mores University, UK

Injuries in Racket Sports

Assoc. Prof. Somsak Kupniratsaikul - Thai Orthopedic Society of Sport Medicine, THA

Recovery for Performance in Racket Sports

Prof. Alexander Ferrauti - Ruhr-University Bochum, GER

Talent Identification and Development in Badminton

Prof. Johan Pion - Ghent University , BEL

Special Insight into Physiology of Tennis

Prof. Alexander Ferrauti - Ruhr-University Bochum, GER

Sports Nutrition for High Performance

Prof. Alisa Nana - Mahidol University, THA

Sport Psychology: The Missing Part of Badminton Peak

Naruepon Vongjaturapat - Burapha University, THA

Biomechanics of Racket Sports

Prof. Adrian Lees - Liverpool John Mores University, UK


Biomechanical Quantification of the Key Parameter Related to the Forehand Overhead Smash in Badminton

Prof. Dr. Gongbing Shan - University of Lethbridge, CAN

Shot Outcome as a Function of Impact Location and Racket Kinematics in the Badminton Jump Smash

Mark King - Loughborough University, UK

Accelerometer Can Accurately Measure Training Load in Badminton

Yi-Chih Lin - National Taiwan Normal University, TPE

Development of Biomechanical Feedback Training for Learning Badminton Smash

Gongbing Shan - University of Lethbridge, CAN

A Study of Dynamic Strength Index in Thai National Badminton Players: Case Presentation

Vorramate Prajongjai - Chandrakasem Rajabhat University, THA

Muscle-Strength-Ratios in Para-Badminton - with Special Consideration of the Trunk Muscles

Hanno Felder - Olympic Training Center of Saarbruecken, GER

Mental Skills in Individual Sports that Use or Not Use Racket Sports

Nicolae Ochiana - University VAsile Alecsandri of Bacau, ROU

Analysis of Challenge Request Success According to Contextual Variables in Elite Badminton

Laura Primo - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, ESP

Model of Social Inclusion through Sports for People with Functional Diversity. An Intervention Program based on the Practice of Badminton: b4all

Andrea Gutiérrez-Suárez - Erasmus and European Union

The Transforming Strategy of Badminton Coaching System in Taiwan’s National Team

Chih-Yi Chen - National Taiwan University, TPE

A Scientometric Study about Badminton Applied to Sports Science Research

David Cabello-Manrique - University of Granada, ESP

Screening and Developing Racquet Sports Potential with the ‘SportKompas’

Johan Pion - Ghent University, BEL

The Influence of Spraino© on Performance and Safety in Badminton

Filip Gertz Lysdal - Aalborg University, DEN

A Coaches’ Perspective on the Contribution of Anthropometric Measures, Physical Performance, and Motor Coordination Tests in Table Tennis, Tennis, and Badminton

Kamasha Robertson - Ghent University, BEL

Exploring the Role of Junior Success in Predicting Senior Success

Li Pingwei - Vrije Universiteit Brussels, BEL

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