Ergometric and technical evaluation are an integral part of scientific observation and preparation for the high performance of players. The different tests used for this evaluation goal are:
1. The control of the biological characteristics. Through the evaluation of the player's special characteristics we can see to what extent he can meet the requirements of the sport and how he can improve.
2. The right planning of the training program. The periodic check-up enables the designing of the training load. In this way overtraining of the players is prevented and their efficiency maximized.
3. Recognition of athletic talent and the selection of the players who will form the pre-national and national teams.It is possible to predict the course of players who can achieve great records through various techniques and special kinetic exercises.
The evaluation of the players is highly important and guides the training program of the annual training period in table tennis, which is a sport that requires a great deal of functional adjustment. The different tests are used to evaluate general physical abilities (aerobic and anaerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, muscular power, flexibility), kinetic and psychokinetic abilities (speed, agility, reaction time, prediction time, neuromuscular fitness) as well as special technical skills (serve, technical strokes). In addition to these tests, there is a somatometric check-up. This check-up refers to height and body weight, the body fat ratio and the lean body mass.
The following article has taken from Table Tennis: From A to Z book