DEVELOPMENT OF TABLE TENNIS TOOLS BASED ON BASIC MOVEMENT PATTERNS TO IMPROVE DRIVE SKILLS
Keywords:tools, skills, basic techniques, table tennis.
This research is motivated by the low ability of students in the drive technique in the game of table tennis. This is caused by external factors in the table tennis training process. This is what encourages researchers to develop table tennis aids in table tennis games to improve the skills of novice players' drive stroke techniques. This type of research includes development research, namely developing a tool in the game of table tennis. The development model used in this research is the Borg and Gall development model. The research was conducted at Medan State University with a sample of 60 students. The instrument used in this study consisted of a student performance test. The results showed that table tennis aids consisting of four tools, namely slap ball, spinning ball, bounce board long, and bounce board short used by the table tennis learning group using tools were better than the table tennis learning group without using tools help. Students quickly become skilled at playing table tennis by using the right tools.