Table Tennis Club weekend

Table Tennis Club weekend

15/12/2019

Learning curve at Club. Finding it hard to step up to next level, so am looking for answers.

Went to TT yesterday. Played ok, lost one singles 3-2 won the other 2-1. All very close. Finding that my level has hit a peak, havnt been able to make next jump and consistently win games. Some very good at the club, which have the kind of level I would like to get myself to. One chap has a very good defense, brick wall. Returns everything you throw at him, usually with heavy back/side spin. He is patient and produces a heavy smash when needed. Great to watch and learn. Yesterday I was chopping more than usual, only won points when I pulled out the back hand. One asked why I wasn’t flicking much, I didn’t even know myself. Mind thing? Unless very good at it, chopping is no good there. Get hammered. Forehand as usual goes hiding. I suppose, far more comfortable with it at work because the players and quality of shots coming back not as good. In order to improve I need to visit the club more often. Once a week is ok to maintain level, but these guys are good experienced players. Very tough to beat. Table Tennis is all about levels and consistency. I feel they can hold their games together better than me (at the moment) because of how frequently they play.

Author

Matt

I have been playing Table Tennis since an early age. My father David was my inspiration and introduced me to the sport. He played at a high level, and never gave me much of a chance during our games at the local leisure center. I reckon I can beat him now. His strongest shot was the backhand flick, which ironically is now my favourite shot. I play at my local club, Peter Masen Table Tennis Academy in Maroubra.