What does a normal weeks training look like for you?
The first part of the week I focus more on my legs and the physical side of training, along with some multi ball sessions. Towards the end of the week, I try to practice what I learnt from my multi ball training and also play some tactical sessions.
How do you ensure you get the most out of each practice session?
In each exercise I think about what I must improve on as well as giving full intensity to each shot. For example, even in a simple 2-2 exercise, I try to change the rhythm and play the ball from different positions (close and far from the table). I also try to think about how I can play with better quality on every ball.
What does Giorgia Piccolin need to improve on to break into the World’s top 20?
In my opinion, for my game, I probably need a new serve, play with more quality and most importantly play the ball in good position in order to get easier balls.
What are your favourite 2 drills?
BH-middle-FH and BH v BH.
You look very strong physically, what type of exercises do you do off the table to improve your Table Tennis?
Off the table I work out at the gym to gain muscle mass and I also do exercises to improve my speed and coordination.
Image from Giorgia Instagram
Who is your toughest opponent and why?
My toughest opponent is Xan Xaiona. I played her in the German League and in a WTT event in Slovenia and didn’t manage to win even one set! I think against her my ball lacks quality which enables her to play with ease. I like playing opponents who give rhythm to the ball but against her I have to play a different style than I’m used to.