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Because many of you will be playing in the Newgy Cincinnati Open this weekend, I thought that I would summarize some of the mental strategies that I’ve been writing about over the last 8 months. Here are some things that you must remember…
1. Watch your opponent in a prior match and study his style, his serve, and his serve return. Before beginning a match, also make sure to check his racket.
Acts 17:30-31 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.
Most club players can’t train 40 hours per week due to family commitments, school, job, etc… However, most players can dedicate around 10 hours per week to improve. For my personal students, I ask them to work hard to produce the best possible 10 hours that they can do. I ask them to do 4 hours of matches, 1 hour of serving practice, 1 hour of physical training, 1 hour of video analysis, and 3 hours of training with the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 robot.
At a professional tournament, statistics were taken for the length of the rallies. These statistics are fairly common across the board for all levels but differ based on game-style.
12% of serves are not returned
18% of points are won on the 2nd ball
26% of points are won on the 3rd ball
13% of points are won on the 4th ball
11% of points are won on the 5th ball
6% of points are won on the 6th ball
4% of points are won on the 7th ball
10% of points are won after the 7th ball
Thank you for entering the Newgy Cincinnati Open! Your participation is what makes this event possible. There are several news items that I would like to share with you...
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In order to maximize your performance, it is important that you learn how to win and that you learn how to lose?
You might be thinking to yourself, “Samson, if you saw me at the last tournament, then you would say that I already have enough experience losing!!!”
Actually, that’s not what this article is about…
This article is about the post analysis of a match. Sitting down in the bleachers after an awesome win and knowing what to do next. OR… Sitting down in the bleachers after a terrible loss and knowing what to do next.
1Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
I am training very hard to reach my table tennis goals, and I really believe that it is a good thing. However, I must keep the right perspective that tt is temporary. Serving and loving God has major spiritual benefits in this life and also in the life to come.