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.
Playing Out of Your Mind
Coaching Article by Samson Dubina
When Olympic athletes perform their best, they play smoothly, moving into position hitting strong shots without overthinking about the technical details of their strokes. There are two main things that they do really well.
#1 They establish strong basic techniques and get thousands of hours of repetitions.
#2 They trust their skills and allow their bodies to work automatically.
Two Primary Aspects to Rallying
-By Coach Samson Dubina
If you want to win the long rallies, there are two main things that you need to do well. Branching out from these two categories, there are dozens and dozens of sub-categories. In the article, I’ll be explaining the two main ones – adjustability and forcing your opponent to adjust.
If you have played for many years with the incorrect stroke, should you change it OR should you keep it and improve other aspects of your game? This is a tough question. Personally, I feel that YOU need to be on the one to answer this question. But as you think to answer it, there are some stroke considerations that you should make in evaluating your own stroke and evaluating how a change would help or hurt your progress both short term, mid range, and long term.