5 years ago
Welcome to Ask the Coach Show #274 where we discuss Pressure.
Alois talks about how pressure can affect everyone
We take a look at the Quarter Final match of the 2005 World Championship in China between Michael Maze and Hao Shuai.
Jeff gives a quick recall about how pressure affected him differently when he was an Adult compared to when he was a Junior.
We discuss what a pre-point routine is and how you can develop one.
Third Ball Under Pressure
We're going all the way back to the start of August. :) This is when the ITTF released a new form of Table Tennis called TTX.
With the Olympics well under way we discuss the format of the Singles events in Rio.
Grenville: In a particular match when I was up 2-0 and on match point (10 -7), I actually lost the match 2-3 and I wanted to know what should be a players thoughts should be when they are approaching the win.
Marcin: After a long rally I lost the good feeling I had been having till that point and from being up in the match I ended up losing. How can I keep the good feeling alive?
Tushar: Do you think that showing our excitement after every point increases our chances of winning?
Yap: I have a problem when attacking a long pimple push because it is very low. Should I play a topspin against backspin stroke to attack the ball?
Sumit: How can I lift a heavy backspin ball that a defender with long pimples has hit to me? The ball comes back with so much backspin that it is very difficult to return.
Daniel: When I do a backhand loop, I find it hard to recover from the finish position. If I try to automatically transition from it my stroke doesn't turn out as efficient. How do I effectively transition?
We discuss some of the mail we received regarding Show #273 - Table Tennis at the Olympic Games.