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Why consistency is the king in table tennis?

Why consistency is the king in table tennis?


Consistency is the king

If playing table tennis is like playing a chess game, then consistency is the king. The more you make less mistakes, the more you will win. Look at Ma Long! He is the best player in the world for a reason.

consistency is the king
consistency is the king
make less error in table tennis
make less error in table tennis

Hello, welcome back. I’m EmRatThich, a table tennis coach in France.


Ma Long’s consistency is out of the world

Yes, Ma Long has a super high quality. It’s the consistency. Let’s see his forehand topspin, the trademark technique of Ma Long. 100% is the accuracy. 0% of unforced error during the table tennis training session.

Ma Long forehand consistency with 100% accuracy
Ma Long forehand consistency with 100% accuracy

 

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Change your mind

Being consistent is an attitude, not a skill. It means keeping the ball in play longer than your opponent. If you believe you can do it, you won’t be cautious about your shots, increasing your consistency. Consistency is mental. You need practice to have this level. But change your mind first.

Ma Long forehand topspin training
Ma Long forehand topspin training


Practice everyday

Why Ma Long is so good. He practices everyday.

chen meng is very consistent too
chen meng is very consistent too

You must practice regularity. To be a consistent player, undertake drills where your practice partner plays all over the table and you constantly rally, keeping the ball in play.



Amateur players make the same mistake. Attack and finish the point too much. Players attack, attack, attack too much. It’s simpler to go from consistent rallying shots to consistent attacks than from inconsistent attacks. Focus on consistency at all levels. This doesn’t mean just keeping the ball in play or being a blocker; it means your attacks must be consistent, as does your game. This will help you win more. I’m sure about this.

make no mistake during training
make no mistake during training

As you play more, your level rises up. You will gain consistency.
This is my slogan, if you want to improve to the next level in table tennis, then listen to me.

my slogan of consistency
my slogan of consistency

Focus on consistency!
Focus on consistency!
Hit with only 80% of your power!
100% power is not good!
And your level will rise.
And your level will rise.
I’m sure about it!


Regularity is very important

During the Rio Olympics, a reporter asked Liu Guoliang what is the main key to selecting an athlete. Liu replied as follows.

Ma Long and Liu Guoliang
Ma Long and Liu Guoliang

“My criteria for selecting players is usually not based on the upper limit they have, I mainly look at the lower limit. Why? “Because anyone can win the match, if you play the best, right? But on days you play poorly, you can’t win, even if you’re mentally depressed. That’s your ‘underline’, your lower limit. ”

“For me, even on my worst days, I can still play about 70% of my best days. So I use this criteria to assess if my athletes play only 70%, is it enough to beat my opponents? If my athletes they win at 90% or 100% of form. So 70% is possible. In some cases 70% is uncertain. It can be reduced to 50% or 40%. This is considered a very important base.”


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