Losing motivation

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Ardak .

Ardak . Asked 3 weeks ago

Hi, coach!

I feel that I have no progress. I notice my mistakes always just  after losing a point. Then I try to not to do the same mistake, but I do it again and notice it again after losing a point.  My main mistake is I don't get ready to the strokes, bad footwork. I think this is the main reason why I want to give up TT. I have no training partner, so I have no training sessions. I can only play in the club mini tournaments.

Maybe it is because in the last 3 weeks I feel tired, so I don't want to play TT, because I know I will lose badly. That's why I play only once a week, sometimes once in two weeks.

Shortly, TT is getting not interesting.. . What do you suggest? Sorry for such strange question. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Ardak,

This is normal.  It sounds like you are frustrated with your play.

I think the first thing to remember is that improvement is not linear.  That is you don't improve at the same rate all the time.  In fact there are times that you may even get worse. This is actually normal.  Overall, you will still make improvements over a longe period.

I think the thing to tackle is why you are feeling that you are making the same mistakes.  I think during your games forget about the results and think only about these types of mistakes that you are making.  then see why you are making the mistake.  Is it the actual ball that you make the mistake on or is it the previous balls that lead you to being under pressure that leads to the mistake.

Take time between points to really think about what has happened and what you can do better next time.  Not having a time to train is not ideal but if you rethink the purpose of those mini tournaments that may help.


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Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 3 weeks ago

Thank you, coach!

As always, your advices are like diamonds! Thank you again! 



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