In competitive sports, there are always athletes who want to win so badly, that they will do absolutely anything to accomplish that goal. Yes, there are cheaters in table tennis too. Instead of giving you dozens of examples of how cheaters get away with it, I’m going to give you a more general perspective on how you can properly handle any situation that arises.
In matches, should you use specific patterns or should you just hit anywhere? Well, you always want to keep your opponent off-balance while realizing that there are specific shots and locations that commonly cause errors from your opponent. Today, I’m going to outline a six basic patterns.
(Note: There are actually hundreds of these patterns. I’m just listing six as a starting point)
At some point in your playing career, you have probably encountered a bad slump. How long will the slump last? …sometimes a day, a month, or a year. In this article, I’m going to give you several tips on how to get out of a slump.
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Develop a systematic approach to learning a new skill
A few years ago, I wrote this article. During a skype lesson tonight, one of my students was asking me to re-post it! I hope you enjoy re-reading it! This systematic approach is helpful for players of all ages and levels. As you begin your journey, think about these 13 stages...
"I'm so dumb!"
"I'm a loser!"
"Why can't I just do it?"