If you are looking to take your table tennis to the next level in 2023, then you should look to focus on five main areas; selecting correct drills, working on your serve, gaining more matchplay, watching more table tennis and thinking quality over quantity. Improving any of these aspects will help you become a better player, but by using all five you are sure to reach your desired level of table tennis.
Regular drills are key to improving your consistency and technique as a player. These drills should be repeated in every training session, but it is also important to integrate some irregular drills into your sessions. This will help with reactions and playing when out of balance.
Improving your service is the “easiest and most controllable” way to add 3/4 points per set. To do this, you should focus on improving the quality, speed, spin and direction of your service, as well as deception. This will help to add further points to your matches.
If you want to improve your level in matches, then you must play many, many games. Take the losses and learn from them as to why you lost. Was it a stroke letting you down? Was it your movement? Did you get nervous? These will only improve by repeating the process under matchplay scenarios.
Watching high-level table tennis is a great way to learn how your technique and movement should look. It also helps with designing your tactics or patterns of play. When you see a Pro serving, you can look for a particular pattern in the next ball and try to implement this.
Finally, make sure you don’t waste any time during your training sessions. Don’t mess around, play without the intensity or even socialise (leave this to after the session). Make sure you focus on quality over quantity and that you get the most out of each session.
The TTFit App is a great way to start structuring your session plans for 2023 and picking drills to help you improve. With the right mindset and dedication, you can be sure to reach your desired level of table tennis in 2023.