Advanced players

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Last updated 9 years ago


MAAZ ASAD Asked 9 years ago


How a person can call him self an advanced player

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Maaz,

It is just a term.  Everyone has a different opinion of this.

For me an advanced player will be able to do all of the basic strokes with consistency.  Can also play the strokes with more speed when they need to in a match situation.

They will have played competitively for a few years in a club or league and has developed their serves and return of serve to a level that they are winning points with both. 

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azhar bhabha

azhar bhabha Posted 9 years ago

An interesting observation i read on a site is that, an intermediate player will not be thinking about tactics too much, rather just to get the ball back on the table. This is because of lack of confidence in his strokes. This is opposed to an advanced player, whose game will revolve much more about tactics since successfully executing the stroke will not be such a problem.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

That is also a good observation.


MAAZ ASAD Posted 9 years ago


What should I call my self?

I can do almost all of the basic shots with consistency (if my opponent is a good player)

I do think about tactics for each type of player i have experienced.

Well, I have never played in a club as there is no table tennis club in my city, but i do play alot in my school with my friends

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Perhaps you could call yourself an advanced beginner.  But remember the term really doesn't matter.  Just keep working hard to get better than you are today.

Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill Posted 9 years ago

Maaz Asad,

Where I grew up, you would be called a local hotshot. A good player among your group, not yet tested against wider competition. Table tennis is great that way -- so many little groups of people who play together and get good in their own ways. I hope you get a chance to play in a club some day. That's a whole other fun side to the sport.

I wish our school had had table tennis.

Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez Posted 9 years ago

I'm an RPG fan and I have a list of levels that I organized from levels 1 to 10 as well as hours of practice.

1) Beginner (0-499 hours)

2) Average (500-999 hours)

3) Intermediate (1,000-2,999 hours)

4) Advanced (3,000 hours)

5) Elite (3,001-4,999 hours)

6) Semi-professional (5,000-9,999 hours)

7) Master (10,000 hours)

8) Professional (10+ years*)-ITTF Professionals

9) Elite Professional (10+ years*)-Top 100 in the world

10) Upper Elite Professional (10+ years*)-Top 30 in the world

Anything beyond level 10 would be considered a Legend (such as Jan-Ove Waldner)

*The professional level experience amount undetermined. It's so high I can't even tell anymore.

Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez Posted 9 years ago

I might be one of the best players in my school but I'm average in the real world.

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