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Hello. I've had this problem for quite while now, where I get very angry/frustrated when I'm losing to a player who I think of lowly. This cause me to play very badly and lose a lot of points. For example, I played a player who only started playing a month ago, had no proper coaching, and lost to him because of this issue. I am a beginner, but have done about 6 months of coaching. I felt like my work and money was being wasted as I'm losing to players who's done much less training than me.
Any tips on this mental issue?
It is probably a matter of re thinking the level of players. Some players look like they are no good because they have an awkward style of techniques. However in the end Table Tennis isn’t a beauty contest where we are judged on how we look but more on our ability to win a point. It is also not a number of training hours contest essentially. Some players learn things a little quicker or find shortcuts to winning points.
Once you readjust to this and realise that the player you are playing may have some different ways of winning points you then need to adjust to this and find ways to overcome their strategies.
One thing to also remember is that if you do learn good technique it may take a little longer to win points but in the end you will be able to reach a higher level without the limitations of poor techniques.
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