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I am 60 years old and played a lot 35 or so years ago. Just started playing again at a local YMCA. Do not get to play often. Been playing a young high school kid and I can beat him probably 95% of the time. Most game played there are to 21. The last 2 games I lost to him were games up to 11 since he has to take swimming lessons and we play the 11 point games due to time constraints.
Maybe I find it harder to get in rhythm in the 11 point game. Only getting 2 serves and it seems like if he makes a couple good hits my mind is worried the game will be over soon. In a 21 point game I can fall behind but know I can settle down and come back if needed and I most always do vs him.
I guess my question is when they changed from 21 point games to 11 how did most players adapt? What was done to change the mental part of knowing the games are over quicker? I was not playing table tennis when the rule changed.
This is no big deal to me since we play for fun and I really have enjoyed getting back to wanting to play table tennis at all.
I think there is only a minor change. When they play up to 11 they also play more games so there is still time to catch up.
I know Jeff still likes games up to 21.
I wonder if others still like games to 21.
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