Nerves during a game

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 10 years ago

Andrej Bajt

Andrej Bajt Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois,in 2 days i have school tournament and i know that i am going to feel really nervous and i am going to start giving free points to my rival,so can you tell me how you beat nervousness!

Thank you so much!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Andrej,

The firs thing is to realise that you will get a little nervous which you have done.  When you do  start to feel those feelings in a match take a few seconds, take a nice long deep breath and then think about what you need to do for the next point.

You also need to think that the person on the other end of the table is probably feeling exactly like you are.  Everyone now and then take a look up at their face to see if you can see them starting to get a bit nervous too.

See if this helps.  There are also a lot of answers to similar questions if you look under the Mental Preparation tag on the Ask the Coach page.


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Andrej Bajt

Andrej Bajt Posted 10 years ago

Thanks! It really helps when playing.

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