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Hello, my friend, who is also coaching me to play table tennis, told me that my reactions are always late and that I start moving when the ball has already landed or is near landing, and he is even wondering how I am not able to predict the movement (maybe because it comes naturally to him, since he has played much much more than I have). I just can't find the time to calculate where the ball will land. And when I am looking at someone else playing I can predict pretty much every ball, but that's probably because of the 3rd person prespective. When I am in a game I just can't do it. I am tracking the ball but can't predict where it will land and how it will bounce. Because of that I often have to wait out the ball to go outside of the table and go with a forehand/backhand topspin instead of just smashing the ball when it's still over the table. I am not sure if I explained it properly but hopefully you get what I am trying to say. So if you have any advice for my situation I would be really grateful.
Take a look at the lesson on Improving Your Reflexes. I think this is the key. You talk about watching the ball. This is definitely one of the keys but watch the video and see what else you can get out of it.
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