Different gym conditions - an issue

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Last updated 8 years ago

Ivan Kopcanski

Ivan Kopcanski Asked 8 years ago


I am always training in closed and rather small gyms - sounds are brighter and louder.

When I am on tournaments that take place in large gyms with 16 tables, I feel like I am a bit deaf.

I don't perform so good, a lot of efforts I spend on adjusting to the environment.

The bad thing is that I am not able to practice in that large place to adjust upfront.

What can I do? Tnx!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Ivan,

This is a problem most players face as most training is done in small rooms or venues.

I think the best thing to do is to get to the tournament as early as you can and try to hit as much as possible before you commence your matches.

Also the more tournaments you play the more experience you will have of playing in those big halls.  I suppose the comforting thing is that everyone needs to adjust to these conditions.

I think it is just a fact of Table Tennis training and tournaments that we have to learn to cope with these changes.

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Ivan Kopcanski

Ivan Kopcanski Posted 8 years ago

You are right about adjusting before the tournament.

Funny things happen just because of the sound:

I am hitting the ball harder and faster since I don't hear ball rotating - that is why I am not relaxed.

Thank you Alois, question answered! :)

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