Training composition

Table Tennis Training and Drills

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D K Asked 1 year ago

Greetings Team,

I am slightly returning to one of my previous questions.

Since I have reached a level where the kids I was training with no longer catch up with me I started to attend second club's training. I mentioned it also in my immediately previous question.

I would like to ask though: the training with the second club looks only like "10mins of warm up and then 90 mins of matches. No drills no combinations no practise. Only matches."  Does such a system make sense to you?

I mean...matches surely have their importance but playing ONLY matches without a chance to recognize mistakes or working at them?

To compare,the children trainings look like this:
1)15mins of warm-up exercise
2)15mins of warm-up on the table
3)1 hour of drills and practise about 15mins per drill
4)30mins of playing matches
5)15mins of stretching and related exercises.
BUT they warm up with rather childish exercises and also play more child game-like practises which is not really for me.

What do you think about the training system difference?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Dan,

Games have a very important part to play in development but there needs to be a mix of skill development in a not competitive situation as well so that you allow yourself to make mistakes.  In a match situation the players will tend to only look at winning the point rather than skill development.

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D K Posted 1 year ago

Well,that basically supports my opinion-I do not have any room for skill development,as I am forced to play for winning all the time. Thank you :)

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