Hours of training a week needed.

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maurice Tate

maurice Tate Asked 1 month ago

I asked a question to the dad of a top 13 year old at the nationals. He trains 15 to 20 hours a week. My question is could you get to the top 5 in the 13 year olds training 10 hours a week from a late start? My 13 year olds got 30% and 40% win rate in the teams after only playing 11 months and 6 months of training. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Maurice,

I think a lot of emphasis is paced on time rather than quality and what you are doing with your training.  I think it is very possible to be doing less hours than your opponent and still gain on them.

This is especially so with the juniors as it also depends on their previous sporting experiences.  If your child has had a wide variety of sporting experiences it will also help.  It is not only about Table Tennis experience.


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