Transitioning to Competition

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 3 years ago

Cro B

Cro B Asked 3 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I have been playing table tennis frequently for about a year.  At this point, I would like to stop playing recreationally and start competing. It is difficult to find consistent training partners who want to dedicate enough time and energy.  What steps should I take to pursue table tennis at a competitive level?

How do you suggest I train? Are there many tournaments in the U.S. for beginning competitors?

Thank you!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Cro,

It is great that you are ready to take a step up in the game.  You will enjoy it.

See if you can find a club in your area.  You can find a club in the US by going to this link: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis/Clubs/Find-a-Club.  Clubs sometimes offer training sessions or you should be able to find another player that wants to improve as well.

You can also find a list of tournaments here. http://www.teamusa.org/usa-table-tennis/events


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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 3 years ago

Be aware that in US the events that are dedicated for developing players are often populated by underrated kids who come from proper table tennis environment with coaching. Losing to them can be very discouraging, but that is how things are.


Cro B

Cro B Posted 3 years ago

Thank you for your response Alois!

 

I have found a table tennis club.  I will start playing there for some experience and good practice.


Cro B

Cro B Posted 3 years ago

Also, thanks for the heads up Ilia! To be honest, for me it is not as important right now if or how badly I lose. I am just looking for competitive experience and learning opportunities.

 



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