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Hi I would like to ask you how old was you when you starting get coaching and how many houres do you have to pracise a week to get to the top level. That's where i want to get . I am 13 maybe Olympics. I practise 8 hours a week is that enough?
I was 7 when I started getting coaching. The main thing at an early age is to get technique correct by getting some good advice, doing a lot of hitting and watching the best players.
How much do you need to practice? That depends on you. You need to practice as much as you really want to. Doing 8 hours a week of practice is a great start. As you get a little older you can start to increase your hours. If you have a great hunger to play and you have the opportunity you could play up to 20 hours a week once you are a little older. However, you can reach a high level by training well for a shorter period of time. The best players in the world train between 4 and 6 hours a day.
Get down to your local club and see what they have to offer. Take advantage of all the programs they offer including any matches. Try to hit with as many players as you can but train correctly for the time you are on the table.
I hope you one day reach your goal of playing at the Olympics. It is a dream worth pursuing.
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