Nervous during games

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 9 years ago

Aseem Aggarwal

Aseem Aggarwal Asked 9 years ago

I get really nervous during games which makes me lose some of my games. did you get nervous in your games, can u tell me some ways to control it.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Aseem,

I did get nervous during games.  I think every player does at some stage.

One simple technique to use is to take a few seconds to take a long slow deep breath.  Count 6 in hold for 2 and count 7 out.  Focus on the breath throughout the process.  Then once you have completed the breath focus on your tactic for the next point.

This will help you to calm yourself.

Also do a search at the top of the Ask the Coach page of questions.  Put in 'Nervous' in the search box and you will find a lot of previous answers to a similar topic.

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