A recently online poll showed that 81% of table tennis players believe that TT is more mental than physical! However, these same players spend 99% of their time working on strokes, footwork, and spins and spend very little time training the mental side of the game. In the final 2 camps this summer, we will be focusing on the mental side of the game!
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After not playing for a few weeks, you might feel a bit sluggish or out-of-sync with your game. In this article, I want to explain why and give a few helpful tips that you can use to quickly restore and build your playing-level! When you don’t play at all, these are the first three things that you usually lose… timing, footwork, and serve return.
What is the main difference between ping pong and table tennis?
The main difference is the amount of spin produced. With the right strokes and modern equipment, an elite table tennis player can produce 8000 rpms. With a purple ping pong paddle from Wal-Mart, your Uncle Bill probably can’t produce any spin.
Just like any other table tennis skills, developing a tactical mindset takes discipline. As I work through the various styles over the coming weeks and teach you how to play against various opponents, I want you to understand that you too can think of your own tactics. I’m not very smart, I’m just an average guy. However, I do spend quality time thinking. You too can develop this same discipline.