Timing and relaxing

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 7 years ago

Rexam Alvarez

Rexam Alvarez Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff

When drilling in table tennis I tend to become so stiff , how do I relax?

Also I can’t hit the ball on the rise how do I hit he ball with the best timing.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Rexam,

Try to focus on this in your training.  See where you are feeling tighter in the body.  Often it tends to be in the shoulder or arm areas.  If you start to focus on where you are feeling the tension, you will start to be able to relax these areas.

To hit the ball as it is coming up you do need good timing.  Watch the ball carefully and stay close to the table.  Make sure you are balanced when trying to hit the ball as well.  Often players reach out in front when they try to hit the ball early.

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