Being relaxed and being alert

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 10 years ago

Wayne Sy

Wayne Sy Asked 10 years ago

Hi there coach, I just wanted to ask if how should I balance being relaxed and being alert.

During a rally, I always get tense and my muscles start to contract and make me do reckless things like hitting the ball too early. But when I get relaxed, I often "over" relax my body which makes me become passive. I think I got the wrong understanding about being relaxed. Is there anyway how I can be more relaxed but alert during a rally? What are the basics of being relaxed? thanks in advance coach :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Wayne,

This is a subtle balance.  I sometimes describe it as you need to be relaxed with your strokes but your legs need to work hard.  Your strokes still need to be correct.  If your strokes become sloppy then you are too relaxed with them.

See if you can take that on board.  Let me know if it helps.


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Wayne Sy

Wayne Sy Posted 10 years ago

thanks coach :)



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