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Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 4 years ago

YuQin Shi

YuQin Shi Asked 4 years ago

Hi coach, I stopped playing competitive table tennis for quite a long time and as far as I can remember, the last time I played competitively was back when celluloid balls were still being used. Just recently, I decided to go back into the varsity team in our university. I've realized that I've been having a hard time adjusting to the polyball as a competitive player because the strokes or shots I used to do with ease in celluloid seems to be a lot more difficult to do with polyball. 

Being in this situation, I am not quite sure as to what specific steps should I go to improve my game with the polyball. Is "trusting the process" of continuous and rigorous on-the-table training alone enough or would having a consistent off-the-table training routines help boost up my improvement. Also, what mindset should I condition myself into being in this kind of situation? 

Thanks in advance. :)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Wayne,

There isn't a huge difference in the performance of the balls.  I think the bigger thing is just getting back to playing regularly again.  Don't have too many expectations of your performance or the ball and you will find that within a few weeks you won't even be able to remember how the celluloid ball bounced.

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