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I have never been able to beat my dad at table tennis, he is nothing special but whenever i am doing really well, he always makes me choke and i mess up. Also no whenever i play, if i mess up simple shots, i start getting very angry which makes me miss even more. My dad ends up quitting on me whenever we are playing because i get so mad. How do i keep myself from missing those easy shots, and keeping my temper cool. Please help, i really need to beat him. So please help.
I think how to beat your Dad has been answered by you. You need to keep calm under pressure.
Try to use a simple technique that whenever you start to recognise that you are getting angry, take a long slow deep breath focusing just on the breath going in and out. It should take about 15 seconds. Count in for 6 hold for 2 and then count out for 7.
Once you have finished the breath you can then think about your tactic for the nest point. YOu would have worked out which serve is your best option so try to use this often.
YOu know that getting angry doesn't help you which is great. Now it is a matter of trying to find a way to keep yourself calm. Using this simple breath technique will help.
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