Building Block 7 | Psychology | Table Tennis

Building Block 7 | Psychology | Table Tennis



our present building block is the psychology of table tennis now it is the seventh block but it is an integral part of the game without it it makes it very difficult to win matches we often see that you can tell who's going to win a match not by their four hands or back ends but just by how well they manage themselves on the court psychology is an underutilized area of the game it doesn't only apply to the players at the top level in the world it applies to every table tennis player and managing the psychology of table tennis can really help every player to improve their level psychology is a big topic and it's really difficult to know where to start the easiest way is to first up recognize your feelings think about the feelings that you get in the match situation when it gets close how do you feel when you're playing well how does it feel the next thing is to think about the tools that you can utilize to help you to manage your feelings by managing your feelings you'll start to be able to play good table tennis more often one simple tool is a pre point routine if you watch the top players you'll notice that they're doing something similar before every point that they play this is their pre point routine so why do they do it it's just so that they can become more comfortable and in any situation they can fall back to that comfortable pre point routine I encourage you to develop your own pre point routine for more help on psychology go to the sport psychology section on the site

One Reply to “Building Block 7 | Psychology | Table Tennis”

  1. "Recognize your feelings"
    "When it gets close: How do you feel?"
    "When you´re playing well: How does it feel?"

    Thanks Alois, this is a big issue and there is a lot of wisdom in int. From my experience I can say that the more I´ve got to now my psychological dynamics, habits and behavior patterns the easier it has become to stay calm and concentrated during the game and accept situations as they are. Of course this doesn´t work allways and it seems to me as a lifelong process that doesn´t relate only to sport but tó many aspects of daily life.

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