Last updated 6 years ago
I played table tennis at a regional club for several years, and when it came to scoring, I'd always prefer the other player to keep it.
I have a bit of difficulty keeping track of the score and also focusing on the play of each point, it seems to be one or the other. If I do have to keep score, sometimes I mess up things like who has service or even who's in the lead (haha). This has caused quite a bit of embarrassment especially in more serious matches.
Apart from simply practicing keeping score more, are there any techniques or tricks to this?
This is the main cause of anxiety for me when I think about going back to club play.
I don't have any ideas except for doing it more. I find it comes automatically now, but I have been doing it for 100 years I guess...
I am sure some of our readers will have some good tips.
The only other thing I would say is don't stress about it too much when you go to a club. Most people are understanding. You might even mention it to your partner when you start a match.
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