My most recent 10 - 10 experience

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 3 years ago

I played a best of 5 game in school just now with a friend. I won the first set and then my opponent won the next set. However since the time was almost up, the coach told us to play at 10 - 10 and the loser would have to do 15 push ups and 15 burpees. I took your advice to focus in the present, managed to save a match point and then won 14 - 12.  Pretty happy that I was able to control the pressure 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Jasper,

Well done.  That is good development in this area.

This is always something that you can keep focusing on to keep improving.

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 3 years ago

One week ago the coach was focusing on my doubles. he told me and my partner to push the last ball successfully so that we didn't have to do any burpees. However if either one of us failed, both of us had to do 10 burpees and i failed that last push. But later on when it was singles training, he told me the same thing except this time it was looping the ball and i felt so much pressure but somehow I made that ball on. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Having those little challenges all the time are good.  The more time you tackle things under a bit of pressure the better you will get to dealing with it.

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 3 years ago

Normally my coach will take 2 players to play  a match and the deciding set would always start at 10 all and the person who lose the match will have to do a punishment which i think is a fun idea


D K Posted 3 years ago

I found this to be a effective in my case as well.
Though,it works almost only when the "punishment" is given by an emotionally close person.
Which is a bit troublesome when one doesnt have someone so close.

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