Optimum Performance

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

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Jaydev Ashra

Jaydev Ashra Asked 5 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I have been noticing frequently that some day, I play very well without doing that much exercising, on the other day, I play better after doing good exercises. The reverse is true. Sometimes, I play well though I feel exhausted, on the other day it is hard to play optimally, because of exhaustion. What is all this mess, I can't understand. Please give me your insights to perform optimally in tournaments. I wish to feel confident in matches and I have been trying to train my mind. But, certain time, it is not in my control. 

Thank You!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Jaydev,

Take a look at the videos we have in our Sports Psychology section.  The mind is not a simple thing but try to focus on your emotional level.  This is a big factor in how you perform.


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D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

Can my current emotion state have an effect to my performance?


Jaydev Ashra

Jaydev Ashra Posted 5 years ago

Thank you Alois and Jeff for the answer.

I downloaded the videos and they narrate the issues quite nicely. 

D K, There is a clear connection between our emotional state and the performance. I think, one can master this from experience. If one has the understanding of such states, he can better handle it. For some days, I've been reading about Mental Side in our sports. A website:http://protabletennis.net/content/mental-side

Thank You Pingskills, for the everlasting support!


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

OK Jaydev

I was just curious if it is normal that I perform well when I am in depressions


Daniel Bibeau

Daniel Bibeau Posted 4 years ago

I personally think it is very possible that you do play better at times when depressed, stressed or angry (not at the game but at something going on in your life)... some people, myself included seem to find a way of coping with outside issues by concentrating more on the game and take it out on that poor little ball.  It's all good in my opinion as long as you refrain from taking out your problems on other people.... after an hour or so of crushing that ball you'll probably be feeling yourself smile and enjoying life a lot more.... 


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

If I would be a power-focused player,it would make sense.

But as a control-focused player,I need very balanced both body and mind.

I tend to beat things in anger,but I do not mean that anger is what helps me.

It is the extreme sorrow and depression,strangely


Daniel Bibeau

Daniel Bibeau Posted 4 years ago

ah ok... lol, that's funny - maybe when you find yourself in those kinds of extreme states you just kind of gave up caring about anything and so end up totally relaxed by being unattached.  


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

Funny?

I do not feel like laughing in these states....these are the states that  cause that I sometimes think if it is worth to brake when I am running against the training hall's window in order to chop a ball here.



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