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I really liked your thought of doing a simple "anywhere" warm-up instead of the traditional one-position warm-up.
There's some things about the on-table warmup that I still wonder about though.
Firstly, how can I convince players to try this "anywhere" style of warm-up, specifically during local competitions? I can imagine people who are used to doing cross-court counter hits aren't looking to comply with their opponent's style of warm-up.
Second, On my level I often encounter players who warm up without any pattern at all, just doing whatever they feel like.
I don't like this because they don't allow me to get into my rhythm. How should I deal with this?
With the first question I don't think this is possible as yet. Unfortunately, there is a bit of an unwritten protocol before matches. So you need to do this more in your training sessions. What you can do is move around a bit when you are warming up on one side.
With second question, utilise this as your anywhere warm up. It may not feel great but it will get you more ready for the match situations.
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