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A comparative study of lower limb strength during vertical jump of male college students in table tennis, badminton and tennis

  • Dantong Wang1,2
  • Lixia Wang1,3,*,
  • Xiaoran Liu4
  • Haifeng Fan5

1Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, 100191 Beijing, China

2School of Physical Education, Hebei Normal University, 050024 Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

3College of Sports, Shijiazhuang University, 050035 Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

4Hebei Normal University, 050024 Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

5Zhengzhou University of Science and Technology, 450064 Zhengzhou, Henan, China

DOI: 10.22514/jomh.2024.063

Submitted: 16 January 2024 Accepted: 06 March 2024

Online publish date: 21 May 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Lixia Wang E-mail:


The objectives of this paper are to explore the correlation of kinetic indices of SJ (squat jump) and CMJ (counter-movement jump) and the differences of lower limb strength mechanics indexes of table tennis, badminton and tennis players under SJ and CMJ. This study included 60 male collegiate athletes, 20 each from table tennis, badminton, and tennis. Subjects performed SJ and CMJ tests on a force platform and the vertical jump data were analyzed. Table tennis, badminton and tennis players demonstrated significant differences in the SJ and CMJ assessments. Badminton players outperformed table tennis players in terms of peak power (PP) (p = 0.005) and peak velocity (PV) (p = 0.017). Badminton players beat table tennis players in PV (p = 0.028), PP (p = 0.022), fast twitch fibers (FTF) (p = 0.033) and pre-stretch effect (EP) (p = 0.0004). Tennis players exhibited lower peak force (PF) (p = 0.006) indicators than badminton players. For athletes in all three sports, the SJ test markers (vertical jump displacement, PF, PP and PV) demonstrated a strong positive correlation. There was a highly significant positive correlation between VJD and PF, PP, PV and FTF among badminton players. Significant positive connections were discovered between PF, PP, PV, FTF and EP, as well as between PP and PV and FTF and EP. PV and FTF had a very strong positive correlation, as did EP, PV and FTF. College badminton players had higher vertical jumps than table tennis and tennis players. In addition to vertical jump height, PP (power production), PV (power velocity) and FTF (force-time factors) are important markers for assessing the success of vertical jumps in athletes’ daily training. These findings can assist coaches and athletes develop better vertical jump training programs.


Table tennis; Badminton; Tennis; Lower limb strength; Vertical jump; SJ; CMJ

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Dantong Wang,Lixia Wang,Xiaoran Liu,Haifeng Fan. A comparative study of lower limb strength during vertical jump of male college students in table tennis, badminton and tennis. Journal of Men's Health. 2024.doi:10.22514/jomh.2024.063.


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