Table Tennis Competition Results

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Last updated 4 years ago

Gerard Tran

Gerard Tran Asked 4 years ago

Dear Alois,

My day at the table tennis tournament at Sydney Olympic Park was amazing.

I made many new friends while playing there.

What was really good was that I understood how important psychology and tactics were especially because many of the players I played against served very similar serves and that two of my first games were lost since I got a bit stressed.

I also made additional changes in how I played since I previously tried to loop like Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong but during the game, I felt like I could get the ball over the net more with Timo Boll's style of looping.

Furthermore, I met a really nice senior player who was willing to do receiving practice with me. I was really happy about this because when he did heavy sidespin serves, I was able to develop a stronger backhand which later led to me doing my very first good backhand sidespin flick!

I won 4 out of 6 of my games today but although my team didn't receive any medals or trophies, I learnt many important lessons.

Thank you, Alois for all your help to prepare for the tournament. 

With many thanks,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Gerard,

Well done on your results.  Sounds like you had a good day.

Tournaments ae a good way to learn more about your abilities and also about things that you can work on.  It also broadens your experiences with a wider range of players, styles and levels.

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