Before I begin this article, I need to first say that table tennis umpires and referees are present at tournaments for your own good. Without rules and officials, table tennis would be chaos. With that said, I want to give you a few tips that I have learned during the last 400 tournaments that I have played.
Regardless if you are traveling across the world or even across the United States to the US Nationals, changing timezone can cause jet lag for anyone.
Could it affect your performance?
There are 5 quick tips that I would like to share...
Learn about the most under-developed part of table tennis
The average match in table tennis takes about 20 minutes. Out of the 20 min, about 5 min total is spent on rallies. The other 15 minutes is spent picking up the ball, preparing for the serve, taking towel breaks, taking timeouts, and getting coaching advice. So, here is the question that I would like for you to consider…
If only 25% of the match time is spend playing points, then why do we spend 99.9% of our effort on that portion of the game and we spend about 0.1% of our effort on the dead time???