Table Tennis Mindset

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Don’t ever question yourself! We fight an countless amount of external forces when playing a match or competition. But our biggest enemy is non-other than YOU!  Momentum: How a game/match sways can be out of your control at times and it can change at any-time, due to; tactical change, external factors of some sort, or that voice inside […]

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How to make a come back after injury or illness, for 30 years I never had an injury, heck I’ve never even had a headache. I did not know what a hospital looked like from the inside but at thirty… my immunity ran out!! I was playing some of my best table tennis after my come […]

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It’s an inevitable part of the game “table tennis losses” and it’s unavoidable! Greater London Table Tennis Championships I witnessed the Greater London Championships a week ago and watched hundreds of players competing. Each player was trying to win and after speaking to players it was clear that most who lost blamed themselves. Often this […]

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No matter who you are, you will or have experienced the ‘butterfly effect’ in your stomach. How you handle table tennis your nerves will differ from person to person but we all experience nerves either before or during an event. Pre-Tournament Nerves: As a junior, I rarely felt nervous during a match but I did […]

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Table Tennis mindset, I believe is often the least respected part of the game. Most coaches and people focus on fitness, nutrition, footwork and technical abilities. They often avoid or forget to tackle the most powerful tool any human being has (their brain – the way they think. Players are blamed for lack of fitness or […]

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We are all victims! We forget the power of words, I took a group of players to a tournament today and I received a phone call from an assistant coach. He Said, “Eli, tell the kids not to stress, don’t worry and just play their game” I replied NO!!! Obviously, his intentions are/were good and he […]

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When I first started playing table tennis (1996) at the age of 14, after watching ‘Forrest Gump’ I wanted to be World Champion! But I didn’t know how to get what I want in table tennis. I was naive like ‘Forrest’ but truly believed I would become ‘World Champion’ one day.   Playing lots is not enough! […]

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Over time no matter who you are, you will face tough times and you will make mistakes and that’s when table tennis perseverance is required.  I have no shame in owning up to my miss fortunes but unlike most, every-time I face a stumbling block. I force myself to find a way around it or through it […]

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