The thing most players neglect

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David Mckenzie

David Mckenzie Asked 6 years ago

Recently I came across these words by Albert E.N. Gray; The common denominator of success --- the secret of success of every man who has ever been successful --- lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do. 

What would you say that in table tennis most players neglect to do, or don't like to practice that would most positively affect their success?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi David,

Interesting quote and thought.

I think the one thing in Table Tennis is the short push.

It is not a glamorous shot but it the shot that can make the difference between a good player and a high level player.

It is something that will allow you to gain the first attack because you are not presenting your opponent with a long ball fo the to attack easily.

What do others think is the 'those things that failures don't like to do'...

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Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 6 years ago

Perhaps the variation of speed and spin? At the amateur level, many believe most spin and most speed is always the best, and therefore do not bother to vary them.

For beginners I would say it's stopping the ever intuitive flat hit and doing the topspins correctly

Aniketh Danam

Aniketh Danam Posted 6 years ago

Hi benzene give me ur facebook ID so that I can add u in my PINGSKILLS group

Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 6 years ago

What you mean Facebook ID?

Benzene Chiral

Benzene Chiral Posted 6 years ago

Is there a WhatsApp group instead?

Andy Zhao

Andy Zhao Posted 6 years ago

I'm thinking about the flick. Both backhand and forehand. If used constantly and effectively, it can win many points.

Aniketh Danam

Aniketh Danam Posted 6 years ago

Hi benzene, if u have whatsapp they mail that no. To my email -


Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Posted 6 years ago

Not just Players,

i think, in general, we tend to neglect things we did wrong while being successful , and vice versa things we did right when we failed.

but this is human nature. We like patterns.

beginners struggle the most with getting into some kind of own rhythm.

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