Having table tennis after school

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 1 month ago

I was wondering does long hours of school sort of affect how you play table tennis?

On Tuesday, school timing is around 8am to 3pm and then I have table tennis sessions in school from 3pm to 6:30pm. I noticed I normally miss a lot, I tend to rush my shots, I lose more points, I get frustrated very easily and I tried a lot of things to fix it but nothing works... 

On Friday, school timing is around 8 to 12:30am. And my training starts from 1pm to 3pm and I noticed that I would always do better on Fridays compared to Tuesdays. Most of my shots go in, I win much more points than usual, I am very calm, I get the timing of my shots right.

On Sundays, I don't have school so I start training at 10:30 to 1:30. And this is where my shots are most consistent. Very clear mind, very relaxed and my highest quality table tennis 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Jasper,

I think school or work or any other stresses can play a big part in performance.

After a long day at school try to take a little time to settle yourself, even a bit of deep breathing or relaxation. You probably don't have much time but even a few minutes can help.  Perhaps  even think about your nutrition after school.  Make sure you fuel well.  That can also help you with your concentration and energy.


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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 3 weeks ago

Ah thanks the deep breathing did help a lot! My coach told me I did much better than last week 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

Fantastic.  Well done.


Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 1 day ago

Oh boy it didnt work this time. My friend told me the same "curse" of playing badly on a particular day is happening to him except that it's Friday that he's playing badly and Tuesday which he does better 



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