What can I do next time to win the match?

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 15 years ago

Yuriy Unknown

Yuriy Unknown Asked 15 years ago


I lost 2-3 the match at the competition. At the first game the score was 5-9, then it was 9-9, then 11-11 and finally i win the game 14-12. Then next i win 11-7. And other 3 games i was lost... 9-11, 9-11, 8-11... Last 3 games i was leading tha game untiil i was having 7 or 8 points... I don't know how i was lot the match... What i can do next time to win the match?

Thank you!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 15 years ago

Hi Yuriy,

Often when we get close to the end of a match we tighten up a little.  Try to find ways to stay relaxed when the end of the match is close.  Sometimes, taking a deep breath helps you to do this.

The main thing is to try to stay focused on what you are doing, and watching the ball.

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