Not Getting Better After Training Camp

Table Tennis Training and Drills

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Ramon Jackman

Ramon Jackman Asked 8 years ago

I am Barbadian I have been playing for 5 years and I reached the semi-finals in the Caribbean Championships and qualified for a tournament and training camp in Guatemala. When i got back from these tournaments I have gotten worse and I am losing almost every game. The floors at our center are slidy and the boards are uneven. The roof is low so the ball comes faster. Can you help me?  


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Ramon,

After a major event often we go down a little.  It takes time to implement things you may have learned at the camp.  Don't worry about small decreases in your level.  These will always happen through your career.  Just keep training hard and focusing on things you want to improve.

Sometimes expectations get in the way.


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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 6 years ago

>Don't worry about small decreases in your level.  These will always happen through your career. 

It is so challenging to sustain them. In the last 6 months I feel like I have made a lot of technical improvements: I learned backhand topspin flick and backhand topspin against backspin, improved my backhand against block, improved my footwork. And as the result, my local league rating dropped back to the one year ago level, and I constantly lose to the players I was previously able to beat consistently.



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