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I restarted table tennis about 7 months ago, playing/practicing pretty much every day on our table at home and at other's, at age 63 having not played since jr. high school. There has been some wear and tear since then, and the minor chronic pain in my right shoulder is now unbearable following a small town local tourney here. I took third, not too bad. This venue just started, and I was playing folks I have not seen in years. Was a riot! However, in order to play and/or practice, I am having to revert to my left for awhile, possibly permanently, I don't know yet. I am working with a Robo, and doing my usual involvement, lefty. It's not too bad, but frustrating a bit, having to retrain with hopes of being reasonably effective. Any suggestions?
Firstly it is great that you are back into the game and that you did well in the tournament. It is a great way to meet people as well... and reacquaint yourself.
Not so good about the pain. I think it is a really good idea to get it checked out properly.
I would go down that path first. Learning with the left will have some short cuts because you have learned strokes before but it could be frustrating too.
Perhaps some others with similar experiences can help out here.
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