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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
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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