How to retain your enthusiasm

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 9 years ago

Paul Davenport

Paul Davenport Asked 9 years ago

For you, Alois and Jeff, table tennis is not just a hobby, it's your job. You're involved with it on a daily basis.

Have you been able to retain your enthusiasm for the game in spite of that? Or has it become just a job?

If your answer is positive, how do you do it? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Paul,

It may seem strange but I genuinely love the game still after being involved with it for about 40 years.

I guess it is because I am involved with it on a whole lot of different levels.  Firstly it was as a player and then as a coach and an administrator and now with what I do with PingSkills as well as my coaching and working with the Paralympic program both with hands on coaching and with the administration.

I also enjoy helping players with their games.  I get a thrill out of seeing improvement.

Guess I am just very lucky!

 


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Justin O'Toole

Justin O'Toole Posted 9 years ago

My thoughts are Alois is a very lucky man to do what he loves doing and that is table tennis whether its videos, hands on coaching admin or what ever. I would love to be in Alois's shoes. The main thing I notice with Alois and this has nothing to do with table tennis is his people skills. Which he scores 100%. Ten out of ten.

People skills are very important when you do do what Alois and Jeff do so it is important to be people orientated. Jeff and Alois are genuine people fair dinkum people helping table tennis players. It's no wonder Alois and Jeff are buisy with their table tennis buisness.

Well done guys you make table tennis fun, enjoyable, accessible, helpfull and serious for the play who want's to get really good. Your a great help for table tennis players all over Australia and beyond.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Thank you Justin.  I am a lucky man.


Justin O'Toole

Justin O'Toole Posted 9 years ago

That's a hard one to answer fellow ping skillers. I am not sure how to do it all i know is Alois and Jeff made my passion for table tennis greater. For this I thank them for the rest of my life.!!!!


Justin O'Toole

Justin O'Toole Posted 9 years ago

My old coach Merv said his enthusiasm comes from seeing his pupils improve and do well. If they win he is really happy for them and proud of his coaching efforts. Most of all he reckonds when they go home after coaching if you put a smile on their dial yourself and your students are winners. Make them feel good about themselves and to think and like a champion.

Winners are grinners and if your happy your a winner no matter what the score. That's what my old coach said.


Vijay Madge

Vijay Madge Posted 9 years ago

The intensity and passion of Alois and Jeff is all there for us to see. One sees in the videos how happy they are doing what they happen to be doing at the moment, be it explaining the basics of the game or advising about equipment or match strategy. Anything about table tennis and Alois&Jeff pair is there. This untiring commitment to the game comes from an undying love for the game. Carlyle once said "Blessed are those who find happiness in what they do". AJ have found their vocation and that's what keeps them going on. One more essential and lovable thing about them is their subtle sense of humour. This humour has made them so down-to-earth and commonsensical. We Pingskillers are lucky to have such coaches as Alois and Jeff.  

 


Justin O'Toole

Justin O'Toole Posted 9 years ago

Toatallty agree Vijay Madge well said i could not have put it any better than you have. Your comments hit the nail on the head and you summed it up much better than i could of. It's nice to hear feedback like this cheers Vijay.


Vijay Madge

Vijay Madge Posted 9 years ago

Thanks Justine for your kind words. I, too, follow your comments on various questions with a lot of interest. What drew me to Pingskills was their commonsensical approach to the game without any fancy stuff. My son-in-law told me first about the site and I discovered them to be precisely those people whom I need. Thanks once again.


Justin O'Toole

Justin O'Toole Posted 9 years ago

A strange thing happened the other day at our club a lot of the top players were missing, due to health, work, family ans so on. The coorordinator decided to put some lesser players up to fill in against myself and others. Well what does this have to do with enthusisasm.

Here i will tell you. These lesser players were so excited to play against us and they really enjoyed themselves and were only too glad to fill in. They tried their best and some did very well they were inspired just by playing against us. Just watching them and their face expresssion said it all they were happy and some showed the desire to improve.

This made me feel great and gave me so much enthusiasm it was truly a great experience. No matter what your level if your happy and smiling you are already a winner no matter what the score.!

I can understand why Alois-Jeff has done so well at table tennis There attitude, demina, humor and peoples skills are excellent. Australian table tennis is extremely lucky to have Alois and Jeff. The game has never been more intersting thank you Alois and Jeff.!!!!


Justin O'Toole

Justin O'Toole Posted 9 years ago

Simon Gerada is a perfect example to demonstrate passion for passion table tennis. When I asked him about his table tennis he said zilch not comprehend no existent, not playing much more interested in helping my students. You could see the passion in his eyes and that he genially cared for his pupils.

He puts them before himself just like Alois and Jeff do. That's real passion for the game helping others or your countries table tennis Olympians. putting yourself last proves that. Simon Gerada-Alois-Jeff all get 5 stars in this area. Thank you Alois-Jeff for all the work you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!  



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