One of the best matches at this year’s World Championships Of Ping Pong was the last 16 battle between Denmark’s Benjamin Sorensen and Scotland’s Gavin Rumgay. The first two sets were shared and it was no surprise that the last set and ultimately the match was decided by a one point shoot out!!
It was like a scene from the OK Corral, two gunslingers searching for any weakness in their opponent, knowing that one false move would mean the end of this Table Tennis journey. Sorensen was serving and took his time, he knows that Rumgay is fast but maybe hopes that on this occasion he will falter due to the pressure of the occasion. Big mistake, he serves long to the Scot’s B/H, and like a flash, ‘Rumdog’ runs round and hits a perfect F/H winner before Sorensen had time to finish his service motion. Cue the Scot’s celebration, shirt off, shorts pulled up, he was proud of his courage and nerve, this is sport at it’s best!
TTFit has interviewed several top Table Tennis players and coaches so all our members can learn more about how they behave and react in certain situations. Why have they become successful? Why have they achieved so much in their profession? What does it really take to be the best you can be? How can they be so calm in pressure situations? Etc, etc.
Here are some of our favourite tips from the 10 TTFit interviews that you might like and learn from:
TTFit want to thank all the above who have taken the time out from their busy schedules to do these interviews.
We recommend that you revisit these interviews from time to time and also read our articles as who knows, you might learn something new that could make a difference to your game.
We’ll leave you with a TTFit favourite quote
‘Negative emotions are like unwelcome guests, just because they turn up at your doorstep doesn’t mean they have a right to stay’.