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I am having a very long holiday now, so I want to try to play in a table tennis club since I only have one friend that could play table tennis seriously.
But I get really nervous to join the club, almost of the players are adults, and maybe I'll be the only kid (I'm 14 years old). And then I don't think that I have enough skills to play and compete with them. I will be looked awkward and of course I will annoy them (because they will have less portion of playing. There are only 3 tables in that club).
Maybe you can give me some advice about how to face an advanced player for the first time, or something like that. And also some advice to encourage me. I'm a quite shy guy. I'm not confident enough. I always thinking about how if I could be beaten very easily and laughed by them?
I planned to visit the club tomorrow afternoon (based on GMT+7 [western Indonesia time]). Should I bring my bat to play if I were ready to take the risks of getting awkward? I try to not make a decision by myself since I'm still a little kid without enough wisdom.
Thanks for your attention Sir Alois!
I think it is a great idea to go to a club. It will really help your game a lot. You should definitely take your bat. Just go there and ask someone howl to join in. They may be really happy to see a new face at the club as well.
It can be very awkward when going to a new place but think about the benefits it can give you.
Good luck and let me know how you go.
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