Inconsistencies

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 4 years ago

Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois

I am a very inconsistent player, somewhat like zhang jike. Sometimes I play so well that I can block fast and spinny topspins and my attacks rarely ever miss. But sometimes I play so badly that I lose to players who dont really know how to play properly. I cant get any attack in and my pushes are high. The latter happens more often than the former these few months. How can I solve this?

This got more serious when I did not train last month (till this week). This is my third session for the week and I still play like 5 years ago. I also started to develop some really bad habits, especially during random drills and matches with my training partner.  For example, I started to hit the ball flat instead of brushing the ball. I also tend to open my racket when playing the forehand topspin against backspin for no reason resulting in the ball flying out. This led to lots of errors.  My footwork also became non existent. How can I get out from this? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Yap,

I wish I was as inconsistent as Zhang Jike... I would be happy with one of his bad days...

It can be frustrating when you feel like your level is changing.  I think the most important thing is to accept that there will be changes.  Practice consistently... The break will mean that it will take a little time to get back to your previous consistent level.  Play a little slower and easier to get the confidence in putting the ball on the table. Then as you increase consistency of strokes again you can speed it up.


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Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 4 years ago

Hi Alois

Thank you for your advice! Also, any tips on how I can get rid of these habits? 


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

I have similar question,as I also feel I am slower than before. Though,it can be caused by the factor that I must sit much more than before and also I have gained about 20kg since then ,while I really do not know where I have those kilograms


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Play slower.  Work on consistency first before speeding up.


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

This is...reply to Yap or reply to me?
If it is to me then it does not make sense as I am consistent on my speed level but the speed level decreases without my control.



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