After a poor performance at a tournament, many players go back to the local club and justify their play by saying, “Well, it was a learnin’ experience.” Often, when questioned what they learned, these players use very general terms like – my backhand needs work.
In order to truly turn a bad tournament into a good thing, you must learn to be specific. I know that it is painful, but do the following 4 things:
Many professional players peak for certain tournaments each year. By having a systematic training cycle, these players can perform well at the important tournaments. There are usually four parts to the six-month season: Pre-season, in-season, the peak tournament, and post-season. In this article, I'm going to briefly outline how you can learn to peak for that one important tournament six months from now.
Sometimes players will work very hard over the summer training many hours each day. At the end of the summer, they play a tournament and are very disappointed with their results. They might have spent thousands of dollars traveling to China, hiring pro coaches, and giving great effort… but still they didn’t have the expected results.
Yet other times, players will take a break for a few weeks and practice very little. Without expecting much from their first tournament of the season, these players are sometimes surprised with amazing results!
We are thrilled to be opening the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy! Until we open, we will be continuing our Monday classes and Thursday leagues at the Shaw JCC. From May 2nd onward, we will be open Monday-Saturday at the new location.
From now through April 25th Shaw JCC 750 White Pond Dr. Akron, Ohio
Starting May 2nd NEW Samson Dubina TT Academy 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio