Junior Development

Table Tennis Training and Drills

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Fabian Moreno

Fabian Moreno Asked 1 month ago

Can you please give me tips on how to improve the level of a junior squad?

The squad consists of 8 juniors at different levels and ages.

I am looking to achieve significant improvement within a span of 6 to 12 months.

If you can advise a list of tips to follow, that will be great.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Fabian,

I think that regular sessions is the first key.  Three times a week is a good start.

Having some key focus areas for each player's development over the period where the training is tailored to that skill.  Set some timelines for this development.  For example, to be able to play 20 topspin balls in a row off backspin multi ball.

Keeping the game enjoyable for them is really important.  Having a fun environment that will enable them to learn but also challenge them is something to aim for.

Interaction with higher levels of players either through seeing them at tournaments or engaging with them in training.

Developing a love for the game so that they are running to the hall each training session.

I am sure other readers will have other ideas.

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Fabian Moreno

Fabian Moreno Posted 1 month ago

Ok thks alois

I will set some development metrics with timelines for each of kid and focus on those skills i want them to improve.

That's good 

In terms of keeping them interested. I think i am very comfortable with that battle. I've made good progress on this matter.

Cheers fabian 




Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 month ago

Well done Fabian.  Keep me updated.

Fabian Moreno

Fabian Moreno Posted 2 weeks ago

thanks, Alois, yes I've decided to make a 'skills ladder', that is they will have not only a leading player ladder when they play pennant but also a 'skills ladder' with different skills, similar to what the TOPS book's skills system does with the bronze/silver/gold certs, but as a ladder, so they see themselves comparing with the others in terms of skills and not just winning games, what do you think about this idea?

I will also bring Richard li and Erick Baltan to those sessions and use him as an example, already discussed that with them :)

I've got other ideas involving parents too,

and also have a team of helpers, I am doing a clinic with my team so we are all on the same page in terms of the technique we teach the kids,

also need to put together a plan mid-to-long-term plan and planning to share it with parents and kids.

let me know your thoughts about these ideas

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 weeks ago

Nice work Fabian.  They all sound like good ideas.  I like the Skills ladder, get them to focus on developing rather than the results of matches all the time.

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