Improvement

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 9 years ago

sarthak gupta

sarthak gupta Asked 9 years ago

hey alois!

i wanted to ask you a question on my improvement...... Firstly i want to tell you that i am working really hard for the improvement of my game but nothing much is happening since 1 month! how hard im trying to play... the game is remaining the same..... so can you please give me some tips o n my improvement.........and Secondly in tournaments i cant concentrate much..... my concentration is going really low nowadays and i dont know whats happening with me... so can you please tell me what to do for this too?

thanks

Sarthak


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Sarthak,

Table Tennis takes a long time to get really good at.  Don't worry if at times it feels like you haven't improved.  I remember times when I felt like I hadn't improved for a year or more.  It is just a matter of keeping on working through all of this.  If you work consistently over a long time, like 10 years, you will definitely improve and become a good player.

In tournaments try to focus on each point.  You can also do this in training.  See if you feel yourself wandering in concentration.  If you do, think about what you are practicing and what you are trying to improve.  The same in a match, if you feel your concentration is getting low, think about what you want to do for the next point.

Just keep working!


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sarthak gupta

sarthak gupta Posted 9 years ago

oh thanks to you alois!


Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill Posted 9 years ago

Hi Sarthak,

I'm no expert, but here's a thought about concentration. Next time you're waiting to play a match you might want to pick a player to watch; someone about your level. Try to see when they're paying attention and when they're not. I find that some players stop paying attention when they make a mistake. They get this inward look and tightness around the mouth, like they're talking to themselves, and sometimes they rush the next serve. Some players are always coming up with a comment or exclamation or other reaction to the point.

At first it may be easier to see this in someone else than in yourself.

Best success with your game!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Great advice Douglas.  Thanks.


sarthak gupta

sarthak gupta Posted 9 years ago

oh thanks douglas hill! that was really a great advice..... by the way which country are you from?


Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill Posted 9 years ago

Sarthak,

Living in USA. I've played for 10 years, so I'm an expert in improving slowly!


thomas baldonado

thomas baldonado Posted 9 years ago

living in usa and i have trouble brushing the ball can you help me with that

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Thomas,

When brushing the ball think about trying to hit an insect off the ball without touching the ball.

Go away from the table and hit the ball on the floor.  This will allow you to swing more freely without worrying about hitting the table.


Diego de Blas

Diego de Blas Posted 9 years ago

I think that all the advices here can work, and let me remind you that the moment/hours before the concentration are also very important.

- How do you eat

- Hidratation

- Feel relaxed and sleep well: in this one I recommend you something that gives me good results. Try some meditation. Before you go to sleep (the day before) find in youtube some "Guided Meditation videos". They will help you to relax, empty your mind and sleep better. The next day you may feel more up to everything, (not only about concentration whic definitely is related with how nerved and stressed you get...)



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