Strain movement

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 10 years ago

Constantine Kalmykov

Constantine Kalmykov Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff.

A want to tell you that my playing is not so easy, it is really hard. I mean I'm straining a lot, when I play at the table. So my play is slower then my opponent. My movement is slow and strain too. It never happened before, several years ago, when I played.

And the question is - how can i fix this? Maybe I have to use skipping rope? Or something like this? Eny exersises? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Constantine,

It sounds more like a tension problem than a movement problem.  Perhaps you need to try a little less.  As silly as that may sound, it may work.

When we try too hard, we tighten up.  This stops our muscles from working efficiently.  As a result we get slower. This also applied to our eyes.  When we are under pressure or strain our eyes slow down which mean it take us longer to pick up the ball.

Take a few deep breaths during your games. 


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Constantine Kalmykov

Constantine Kalmykov Posted 10 years ago

Thanks a lot, Alois.

I'll try to do this today, when I'll go training.

And I'll keep in mind this advise.

Consnantine.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Good luck with it.  Let us know how it works out.

Constantine Kalmykov

Constantine Kalmykov Posted 10 years ago

Thank you. I was trying yesterday to relax much more during my play. So I felt my game was more comfortable, soft and better. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Constantine, that is great.  Just keep working on it during your practice and games.  It is also a skill you need to practice and learn and it will get better with time.


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