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Comparison of injuries between Slovenian table tennis and badminton players D. CILIGA

ByM. KONDRICˇ, G. FURJAN-MANDIC´, L. PETRINOVIC´-ZEKAN AND

Table tennis and badminton are two of the most popular sports in the world and two of the most common sports for people aged from 7 to 99 not only as recreational sport, but also as sport for rehabilitation. Table tennis and badminton are ideal sports for young and old because of their extremely low risk of injury (Kondricˇ and Furjan-Mandic´, 2003) and the very low incidence of acute and chronic injuries. There are hardly any injuries reported in recreational table tennis (Weber, 1982; Scott, 1992; Hochenbichler, 1992). Jørgensen and Winge (1987) reported that in badminton there are more overuse injuries (74 per cent) than acute injuries (26 per cent).