Playing with friend

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 6 years ago

Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois

I always play random drills with my coach and I perform well but why I always do not play as well when playing with a friend.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Yap,

This could have something to do with tension when you are playing matches.  Take a look at our lesson in our Sports Psychology section on how to Recognise Your Feelings.


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Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Alois, but I am not playing a match with my friend and this still happens.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Yap,

I am not sure, but it may be that your coach hits the ball well and what we call cleanly.  So the ball is coming with regular spin and he also places it well however your friend may not be hitting the ball so well so the ball comes with awkward spin and timing.


Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Hi Alois

           I agree with what your say. So how can I counteract these balls with awkward spin and timing?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Just improving your overall strokes will eventually mean that you can overpower these types of players.



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