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I have been playing for 20+ years and it was just recently brought to my attention that I do not watch the point of contact on my own racket. I tend to look where I want to hit the ball on the opponent's side of the table. I have been struggling to break this bad habit. When I deeply focus, I can watch the ball for a few hits but if the rally goes for more than a 4 or 5 hits, I quickly go back to my old habits.
Do you have any training ideas or thoughts to keep in my head to break this bad habit?
I think it is very difficult to impossible to actually see the contact on your own racket because of the speed on the ball.
Watching the ball as much as you can is a good thing to aim for. In training you can put a marking on the ball that will keep your attention on the ball a bit easier. Do this for a little while and then go back to the normal ball and see if your attention remains the same.
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