Completing the match

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 5 years ago

Grenville Pereira

Grenville Pereira Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois / Jeff

In a particular match  when I was up 2-0 and on match point ( 10 -7 ) , I actually lost the match 2-3 and I wanted to know what should be a players thoughts should be , when they are approaching the win. 

I felt it was the nerves because one of my serves hit the top of the net and went off the table and a few other misses, however I tried my best stay in and to win the match but unfortunately could not.

So I wanted to ask, how a player has to approach this situation and complete the win.

Thanks

Regards

Grenville


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Grenville,

The best way to approach things is to play each point the same.  That is not that easy to do though.

When you reach match point, the thoughts start to move ahead to winning he match.  The key is to stay in the moment and just work on how you are going to play that next point.

Take a look through our series on Sports Psychology for some help on the topic.


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