10 hours of 1 to 1 coaching

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 9 months ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 10 months ago

Hi Alois, after I complete my national exams, I am planning to get some 1 to 1 training sessions with a coach. 1 hour session weekly for 10 weeks. What should I try in this 10 hours of coaching? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 months ago

Hi Jasper,

Thanks for your question. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your game and become the best table tennis player that you can be.

I think get them to firstly see what they think are issues in your game and also your strengths.  Then each session you can get them to think about these.  It is a very individual thing but make sure you ask a lot of questions and show them how you play in actual matches not just on training.

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Philip Samuel

Philip Samuel Posted 10 months ago

Great advice Alois.  Although not a strong attacking player, in training I am able to execute the majority of required shots with bh and fh : drive, topspin, block and so on.  In actual games my game is mostly defensive pushes!  I have real issues with my muscle memory, having come back to the game 4 years ago.  I do a lot of practice with my robot and training partner on all the major strokes from your videos, but as soon as I start playing  I revert to defensive strokes, and only occasionally drives.  Although I win my games, it is not very satisfying as I know I can play the strokes.  Your guidance please Alois.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 months ago

Hi Philip,

In matches there is always a bit more tension and also more decisions to make.  In training try to replicate this as closely as possible by adding some stressors in your training such as more decisions to make with each ball that is coming into you.  You can also add some pressure in training by adding scoring even with simple drills.  This will make the games a little easier as you will have practiced it more.

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