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Table Tennis Mental Preparation

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martinand bernard

martinand bernard Asked 7 years ago

when we play slowly at de beginning it's easy to know if I play whith forehand or backand but when after several years of practise the play is more quick and it's difficult to know where the ball arrive ,for the forehand we have to arm the arm before the ball arrive can you give me some suggestions to be ready.thanks in french if you can read me. après quelques années de pratique le jeu va plus vite et il est nécessaire d'anticiper, quand il faut jouer en coup droit il faut armer le geste et parfois je suis en retard car je détecte trop tard où la balle arrive, je voudrais quelques conseils merci.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Martinand,

Being able to watch the ball is the key.  The better you track the ball the easier it will be to make a decision as to where the ball is coming.


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Marcus Hardung

Marcus Hardung Posted 7 years ago

is there a special technique to better ball tracking or is it just some guys can read the balls better?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Marcus,

Some players are naturally better at tracking than others like any other skill.  However, it is definitely a skill that you can train and improve.  During some of your training time, make a specific focus on watching the ball throughout the rally.  At first it will be difficult to maintain your focus but with training, it will become natural… sound familiar… like most other skills.



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