10,000 Hours

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 10 years ago

Galen Corvan- Hughes

Galen Corvan- Hughes Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois, just wondering, how many years of practice would it take to be at an Olympic level? If, say you were training 2 hours a day, would that be enough or would it need to be more?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Galen,

Table Tennis takes a long time an a lot of hard work as you know.  I think it takes a minimum of 10 years of very regular training and competition to be able to be competitive at the Olympic level.  That is with 2 to 4 hours for probably 6 days a week.

If you work out roughly 20 hours a week for 52 weeks a year by 10 years it comes out to just over 10,000 hours of training.  Take a look at this blog on “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell – Book Review.  If you get a chance to read the book it is a worthwhile read.


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Judah Cagas

Judah Cagas Posted 10 years ago

According to Guo Yue, she said that the Chinese National Team trains at least 7 hours a day and some still extend the hours of training. Thats make them the best in the world.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Training well and long hours really is the biggest key.

Galen Corvan- Hughes

Galen Corvan- Hughes Posted 10 years ago

Thanks for the advice

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

No problems Galen.


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