Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 11 years ago

golu julka

golu julka Asked 11 years ago

hi coach, 

wheneva i go 2 play matches there is a neverousness in me and ma face bcome red like  a tomato......???????? whats da point whether its dat i am not confident or wat?????

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Golu,

It sounds like you are getting nervous before a match.  One of the things to remember is that this is totally natural.  You then need to find ways to deal with this feeling.  You can do simple things like deep breathing to help to settle yourself down.

The other thing to do is focus on playing well, rather than on the result.  If you play well, then you should be happy with yourself.

We will at some stage make a DVD on this topic as I know a lot of players have the same question.

Take a look at other questions on this topic by looking at the right hand column of the Ask the Coach page and clicking on the Topic of Mental Preparation.  This will give you some other ideas.

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