Too nervous makes me lose points

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 9 years ago

Teo Jovanovski

Teo Jovanovski Asked 9 years ago

Many tournaments i have lead 10-6 and because i miss the 10-7 i start getting really nervous and worried, nearly unable to become calm makes me lose the game, what should i do?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Teo,

At this stage take a deep breath and then think about the tactic you need to use for the next point.  This will happen better with more practice.  It is god you are recognising that there is a problem there.  Now with some focus and practice you will be able to fix it.

You should also take a look through previous Ask the Coach questions. If you look through the questions in the 'Mental Preparation' category you will find lot of other people with a similar issue and other suggestions to help with the issue.

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