The way you manage pressure has a huge impact on your performance. About 90% of coaches don’t rightly understand this important concept. This article isn’t designed to offend average coaches, but rather to educate both coaches and players as to what it means to be mentally strong.
Learn about the most under-developed part of table tennis
The average match in table tennis takes about 20 minutes. Out of the 20 min, about 5 min total is spent on rallies. The other 15 minutes is spent picking up the ball, preparing for the serve, taking towel breaks, taking timeouts, and getting coaching advice. So, here is the question that I would like for you to consider…
If only 25% of the match time is spend playing points, then why do we spend 99.9% of our effort on that portion of the game and we spend about 0.1% of our effort on the dead time???