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I've practising table tennis for about 5 years now, and start to notice that my game has not improved too much lately. I know it is normal to have some issues and with some training you get better eventually.
But when it comes to professionals, specially Europeans, when compared to chinese players they always seem to underperform. I am sure they do have similar training volume.
The question I have been wondering is: Does every person have a limitation?
Even with outstanding amounts of training some people, such as myself, seems to hit some sort of ceiling on which one cannot improve further.
This is an interesting thought.
I guess there are limitations for everyone depending on what experiences they have had, their ability to learn as well as their learning environment. There are probably a lot more factors. There is also the nature versus nurture argument.
As far as the Chinese, I think they success is largely due to the volume of training. If they don’t survive the volume then they drop out but there are many more to take their place. In Europe and around the rest of the world, if the good ones drop out there is a bigger gap to the next best.
Interested to hear everyone’s thoughts on this one.
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