Anticipation

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Asked 9 years ago

Hi PingSkills i ever heard about the ability to anticipate but i really don't know what it means can you tell me what it's ? Is it important to have ability to anticipation ? If yes, how to improve it ? Please for the answer thank you very much


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Frendy,

I think it is more important to watch the ball.  Anticipation comes from learning cues from other players and patterns.


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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

I don't really understand... Can you tell me for more detail and some example ? As when i watched some sport match just like table tennis and badminton, i always heard the commentator said "what a good anticipation he/she do" or anything said about the athlete anticipation and i don't know as what i see is the athlete just hit the ball but with not consistency or just make it in so i confused

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago


Soham Kulkarni

Soham Kulkarni Posted 9 years ago

Excellent article jeff . It sure does tell us to watch the ball with more attention and act accordingly ..

thanks 

soham


martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 7 years ago

in tennis table the ball comes very quickly and I think ( am I wrong ) it's important to react fast, I readed the article to hitt before the top of the ball, no more time to réact, a young player réact quickly than an old player no?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Martinand,

A young player may be able to react faster but if the older player is watching the ball better and has better emotional control, they can be faster.


martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 7 years ago

always a quick answer thanks a lot.



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