Discouraging Your Opponent

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 8 years ago

Abhinav Basu

Abhinav Basu Asked 8 years ago

Hi, can you please suggest me some ways by which I can discourage my opponent during a match?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Abhinav,

This is definitely not where your focus should be.  Focus on yourself and what you can do to play to your potential.  Winning points is the best discouragement for your opponent.


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Indrani Mukherjee

Indrani Mukherjee Posted 8 years ago

HI ABHINAV BASUUU

KHELNA TO ATA HAI NAHI BAS DISCOURAGE KARNA SIKHNA CHAHTA HA OPPONENT KO.

HA HA HA TERA KUCH NAHI HOGA


ganesh burra

ganesh burra Posted 8 years ago

Yes you can discourage your opponent with your enormous patience, say you are returning their services perfectly and then you are playing longer rallies and going on and on, say you are chopping/topspinning/sidespinning/blocking and are balanced in FH&BH.

By all that this simply means you have to develop a lot of skill and patience and over the years one may also learn the most important skill of handling anxiety and playing the matches with cool temperament.

I've started TT in Feb-2013 and in Aug-2013 I've personally observed that I became so anxious at our office selection that my feet couldn't even move, I was very hesitant to chop the ball(which I was good at in practice) fearing that I may give high balls to opponent and even simple push was going to net, and to add to that the stage-fear that so many of my colleagues were watching.I just managed to win a single set and lost all the 7 matches I've played.

The real lesson I've learnt is to be yourself and don't give a damn to spectators cheering/wooing, just play the shots you played in practice.

And the most difficult part that I am yet to master is to practice with the same seriousness as in a match.

But with pingskills and some experienced and co-operating partner I am confident I would improve.

 



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