How much should I practice

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 9 years ago

yasir huthaifa

yasir huthaifa Asked 9 years ago

hi pingskills

Today I have two questions 

1) in a week how many hours i should practice to be a pro player on the next 8 years of practicing without a coach ( only pingskills ) 

2) on the last 2 months i have changed my bat  to the stiga mendo offensive oversize bat with hard 2mm sponge. My friends say that my strokes are good and powerful so i think  that in this level i need to use a assembly bat but i feel like it is too expensive that a good rubber is going to cost me from 25 USD to over 80 USD for one side and about 50 to 150 USD for the blade so it is very expensive by the way I bought my last bat for 55 US D 

So should I buy a custom made bat or still on my factory made bat 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Yasir,

A general rule is that you need to play for about 10,000 hours to become proficient at a skill.  So work out how you can get those 10,000 hours in 8 years.  It works out at a lot of table time and dedication.  Take a look at our blog on “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell – Book Review.

As far as a racket, if you are looking to really go to the next level you probably should think about a custom made bat.  They can be expensive, I know, but it will help you if you can afford it.


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