Focus during playing

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 10 years ago

Daumisx Krugliakovas

Daumisx Krugliakovas Asked 10 years ago

Hello everyone here i'm going to discuss what to think when you are playing, where to concentrate to eliminate and what to do to be a bit better

ok now to my question :

What to think when you are playing ? where to concentrate?

ok now my thoughts of concentration and other things

ok so i made 3 ratings of what player should do

1. Ball , enemy(movement) , enemys racket moves , to watch and see.

2.Where the ball goes, how fast and hard it spins, and where do you want to hit.

3.Your racket(you usualy feel it so it is in third place) and table (well you get use to it so thats why it is last also)

so what i think that to become good you need to master 1 line or to be good at first line

 by watch and see i mean that you need to see everything at the same time and do everything , its called automatic movement when you see a move made by enemy you know what to do (your body scans enemy movement then see if you can handle (it doesnt matter) and does it without your thinking.

correct me if i'm wrong ;) its just my thoughts! 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Daumisx,

Thanks for starting this discussion.

Table Tennis is avery fast game.  You really don't have time to make all of those thoughts.  As you said it really needs to be an automatic reaction which comes after many hours of repetitive hitting of balls in various situations.

During a game you need to just watch the ball throughout and react to what you see. You don't have time t be able to switch between watching the ball, your opponent etc.  By just watching the ball you will pick up the rest with your peripheral vision.

I can't emphasise this enough... Watch the Ball... 


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Daumisx Krugliakovas

Daumisx Krugliakovas Posted 10 years ago

so this vision as you mention its in your mind? you dont recognize it but whole body and brain scans everything even if we dont notice that?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Yes when you focus on the ball you will also see things around that are happening.  The ball will give you a lot of information as well through its flight.

Daumisx Krugliakovas

Daumisx Krugliakovas Posted 10 years ago

ok its abit off topic but still...... my friend he is a defence player who has one side with short pimples and one flat side but i dont get one thing: 

when he serves he doesnt do alot of movement just abit push by hand but it becomes a strong flight almost to corners and huge backspin...... how the hell could i stop this? becouse even my topspins are doomed  


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

The ball comes off the short pimples very flat.  You will need to lift the ball more.  treat it like a backspin ball and use a more vertical topspin to get the ball on the table. 



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