Planning Your Year

10 months ago

Table Tennis Advice

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So we have reached the end of January.  What would you like to achieve in 2018 with your Table Tennis?  You have 11 months to go...

The first thing is to set yourself some goals for the year.  Think about making these goals measurable, achievable and challenging.  Once you have those goals, start to break them down and work out what you need to do monthly, weekly and daily to achieve those goals.  How many training sessions do you need a week, how many match days do you need to achieve those goals.  Also think about what you need to do off the table.  Do you need to do some physical preparation, some mental training or think about your nutrition.  All of these things go together to get you to where you want to get to by the end of 2018.

You may want to put your goal down so that you are making it public.  If you do, go to the 2018 PingSkillers Table Tennis Goals page and put it down.  We promise we won't hold you accountable, but it is good to have it written down somewhere.

The main thing now is to work out what you want to achieve and then how you are going to achieve it.  Good luck with your year and always let us know how we can help you to achieve your goals.

Start today...

We did a Livestream on this topic for our Premium members.  If you are a Premium member go to the Planning Your Year Livestream link and you will see this topic covered in detail.

 


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Raymond  Simon

Raymond Simon Posted 10 months ago

Nice 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 months ago

Glad you liked it Raymond.

Have you had a think about your goal for the year... have you put it on the 2018 PingSkillers Table Tennis Goals?


dean gochev

dean gochev Posted 10 months ago

Hi, Alois. Hi, Jeff.

The 2018 Table Tennis Goal spreadsheet is such a wonderful idea! I love it! I'm going to write down my 2018 goals soon but first I just need to think about what they are...

Thank you.

Regards,

Dean


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 months ago

Glad you like it Dean.


Tomás Fernández Martos

Tomás Fernández Martos Posted 10 months ago

Hey there, Alois, Jeff!

Just like Dean, I find that the 2018 PingSkillers Table Tenis Goals page is an amazing idea! I'll definetly put down my goals there once I figure them out! I hope it helps me focus on specific tasks in order to step up my game! 

Cheers,

Tomás.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 months ago

Nice one Tomas.  Look forward to reading them.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 months ago

Great to see a few PingSkillers putting their goals up there.


Edwin Anand Goruganthula

Edwin Anand Goruganthula Posted 9 months ago

Hi Alois, Jeff,

Greetings from India !! Yesterday I stumbled into you website and today I am loving it.

My goal in joining your site is to formalize my game, and play it for fitness sake. 

I look forward to learning from your videos and blogs.

 

Warmly

Edwin.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 months ago

That is great Edwin.  Hope to be able to help you through your improvement.


Suprabath Chadalavada

Suprabath Chadalavada Posted 9 months ago

Hi Alois,Jeff,

I have been playing with the Joola Carbon blade with Mark V rubbers on both sides...I have a problem of making contact with the ball in forehand topspin from the opponent's Chop ..I'm looking for any suggestions and Also some tips to improve my foot work while playing forhand Drives at all the places On table ..

I'm glad to have a good site like this and try to make use of ,by videos and blogs

Warmly,

Suprabath


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 months ago

Hi Suprabath,

Look at the tutorials on the Forehand Topspin Off Backspin and Footwork Basics for help on these two areas.  Glad you are enjoying the site.

 

 


Chinmaya S.C.

Chinmaya S.C. Posted 9 months ago

 I am from India .I am 14 years old .My goal is to attend the nationals. I am looking  forward for it.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 months ago

That is a great goal. Moree try to work out what you need to do daily too achieve that goal.


saravanan raja

saravanan raja Posted 8 months ago

my racket rubber alone get tear from my sponge what i have to do

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 months ago

That is usually not able to be fixed.


Mohammad Mohammad Akeel

Mohammad Mohammad Akeel Posted 7 months ago

So good coach 


Jaime Murray

Jaime Murray Posted 7 months ago

HELLO ALOIS, JEFF AND EVERYBODY ELSE, IN ONE MONTHS TIME I WILL ATENT IN A REGION CHAMPIONCHIP...MY GOAL IS TO WINN IT. IAM HAVING TWO YEARS OF TABLE TENNIS EXPERIANCE AND IAM ON INTO REVERESE PENDELUM -;) (NOT QUEIT THERE YET) I HAVE ASKED THE ORGANISATION HOW THE SETUP FOR THE TOURNAMENT IS MADE, BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW THE ROAD TO THE FINAL. I DONT HAVE MY ANSWER YET, MY QUESTION IS HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF BEST TO LASH MYSELF TO THAT FINAL?  

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 months ago

Hi Jaime,

Great to hear you are playing a tournament.  They are a good way to improve your game by broadening your Table Tennis world.

It is important to think of each match as it comes rather than focusing on the final.  Prepare well for each match during the day and even prepare well for each game and each point.

We have a Blog on What to Expect at a Tournament that will be handy for you.  It will be great to hear how it all goes.


Jaime Murray

Jaime Murray Posted 7 months ago

thanx ALOIS FOR YOUR RESPONSE, I WILL READ THE BLOG AND KEEP IN TOUCH -:)


roblox player

roblox player Posted 7 months ago

the


Naman Joy

Naman Joy Posted 7 months ago

Hey there alois how're you doing and can you please teach me how to hit a backspin with a penholder grip


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 months ago

Hi Naman,

The Backspin stroke is similar with penhold and shakehand.  Have you seen the tutorial on the Backhand Push?  You need to brush under the ball to generate some backspin.  Keep the stroke simple as well, like we show you in the tutorial.

 


Naman Joy

Naman Joy Posted 7 months ago

Thanks alot for your response an yeah now I am doing fine please keep in touch

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 months ago

Good to hear.


Abhidas Naguleswaran

Abhidas Naguleswaran Posted 6 months ago

hey alois :) ,

We have a team tournament in our country (sri lanka) but not 2vs2 its a individual team tournament. What spins should I do in tournament and how to defend it.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 months ago

Hi Abhidas,

You should work with the spins that you feel more comfortable with.  Use your best skills and spins...


panshul humad panshul

panshul humad panshul Posted 6 months ago

Hi alois. I have done great progress with your videos. The only thing i want to know is the loop around the net. I am also not so good in defense. Please tell me a way As i have an upcoming tournament 

 


panshul humad panshul

panshul humad panshul Posted 6 months ago

And please tell me how handle extremely powerful side spin 

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 months ago

Hi Panshul,

Glad you are improving.  Sound like you are looking to improve quite advanced skills.

So the round the net you need to get some sidespin and also be presented with a wide enough ball to make the ball go around.  Take a look at the tutorial on the Sidespin Forehand Topspin. For defence the best shot is the Backhand Block shot.  This involves utilising the speed of your opponent to return the ball.  When dealing with sidespin it is often better to put sidespin on yourself.  But importantly adjust for the sidespin with the angle of your racket.  These are not things you need to focus on for a tournament.  Work more on the things that will win you a lot of points like your serving and return of serve and also ability to attack first in the rally.

 

 


roblox player

roblox player Posted 6 months ago

Playing as short pimples when


Daniel Korn

Daniel Korn Posted 5 months ago

I would like to practice some spin shots but I’m not sure how to know what impact it will make or if it will even work. 

Any suggestions?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

Hi Daniel,

The best way is to try them out in training.  What types of spin are you thinking about, straight backspin and topspin or some sidespin shots?



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