Looping flips is one of the most under-developed skills in America. Nearly everyone trains looping pushes, looping long serves, looping blocks, and even looping loops. However, the loop against the flip requires a slightly different technique.
I have received this particular question from over 50 of my followers. I decided that it was time to answer it. This week, Luis Sergio Chavez wrote, “It would be great if you could cover also the mental strength aspects or techniques to mentally recover from 0-4 where you are the one who made 4 mistakes in a row. I would love to learn from your experience and knowledge on how to get back on track.”
I estimate that over 50% of upsets could have been avoided!
Let me explain...
As soon as the upset happens, there is usually a whirlwind of excusing flying all across the gym. Some of them are non-sense. Some of them are legit.
I have often heard excuses like…
“I didn’t warm-up before the match.”
“I thought he was easy; I won 3-0 last time we played.”
“I was just so hungry, that I couldn’t concentrate.”
“I started off the first game just trying out some new fancy shots.”
Distractions might seem trivial, but they can take your focus on the match and off your game-plan. Common distractions include - bad playing conditions, illegal serves, a loud competitor on the next table, stalling, and many other things.
I'm very thankful that my dad invested so much time into me and still does to this day. Growing up, we did many activities together including going on 800 fishing trips during the first 20 years of my life. Some highlights included catching carp when I was 4 years old, catching walleye when I was 7, catching salmon when I was 9, catching steelhead when I was 12, catching massive sharks and other ocean fish when I was 14, and later going spearfishing as well.
Learn the keys to making or breaking your next tournament
There are several keys that you must remember when playing deuce games.
#1 The first key to remember is… what you did right. You have won 10 points during the game and you must have a clear memory as to which serves won the point outright and which serves setup your game best. You also must have a clear memory about which locations worked best and what game patters worked best.
We are happy to announce that the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be opening on Monday, June 15th. Here are the weekly events that we hope you can attend...
Daily Drop-In Play
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 4pm-10pm
Wed, Sat noon-6pm
Cost is $5/day/person or $10/day/family
Wednesday is Senior Discount Day ($3/day)
Friday is College Night ($3/day)
Saturday is Kids Play FREE (accompanied by a parent)