How many levels are there in table tennis? 2, 3 or 4? And how to improve your level?
Welcome back to PingSunday, and I’m EmRatThich. Today, let’s talk about the levels and skills in table tennis.
5 levels in table tennis
So how many levels are there in table tennis? In my opinion, we can classify the table tennis level in 5 level categories.
1 Beginner level
2 Intermediate level.
3 Advanced level
At this level, you master the techniques. Know how to spin with power.
4 Professional level
5 World-class level
At this level, you master both control speed and power. You have a great feeling with the ball and can attack it in any situation.
Don’t hope for an easy point. At this level, the opponent won’t miss the rally. The best way to win is to “play smart”, and “variation”.
Ok, so there are 5 levels in table tennis (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional and World Class Level). But my question is how to improve my level?
What is the “level gap” in table tennis?
Firstly, you need to jump the “level gap”. But what is the level gap?
As in many sports, your level improvement is a function of time. In general, the more time you play, the higher the level you improve.
This is the evolution of your table tennis level during playing time. At each stage, there is a gap. From beginners to intermediate, there is a level gap, and so on.
The black curve is the normal level development curve. You improve your level and skills during your playing time.
The reason is, you don’t know how to “jump” the level gap. And you stay at the same level. So you are on the red curve.
Some players play table tennis for more than 5 years, 10 years, but still at the intermediate level. They don’t know how to go to the next level.
So “jump” the level gap to go to the next level is the key. But how? Well, here is a simple way to do that. One of the simple way to reduce the level gap is to learn from your mistakes. I will explain it later.
Hope all the best for you and your family.
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Coach EmRatThich was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1983. He started playing table tennis at the age of 8. After finishing his Ph.D. in Paris, University Pierre Marie Curie (Sorbonne University) in 2011, he is now a table tennis coach in a small club in France (about 153 players). Interested in table tennis coaching for a global audience, he founded pingsunday.com, one of the best online coaching programs for table tennis players. Using the Chinese coaching philosophy, his table tennis lessons are free, which allows many table tennis players to improve fast. He can speak English, French, Vietnamese, and a little bit of Chinese.