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For 2 years I have been playing on the club level and had quite some improvments. But since October I suffer from an epicondylitis in my right arm that just doesn't budge to treatment. As I couldn't stand not playing table tennis, in December I started training with my left hand and made quite some progress and even won a team match recently.
Some things I could transfer quite easily, e.g. topspin against backspin with my backhand seems to be no weaker on my left side. Others cause trouble,e.g. I could not transfer my well-matured serving techniques and have to start nearly from scratch developing good serves.
Do you have any tips for the transition from right to left-handed play?
Firstly well done on moving forward and making this happen. I admire you.
I don't have any specific advice on the transition except to persevere... but I think that is something you already do well. The other thing is to focus on the tension in your arm and hand when playing with the opposite hand. It is probably easier to do this when starting again than if you try to focus on it with your right hand.
Perhaps others that may had been in a similar situation could add some advice.
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