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      What has contributed to your game development ?

      What has contributed to your game development ?


      I'm intrigued as to what has contributed to the development of people's game in their own opinion. There's no right or wrong answer as it's purely subjective. These are my numbers / areas of constribution as I see it:
      50% Top level coaching
      15% Increasing fitness /aerobic capacity
      12% Playing competitive matches
      8% Observational learning / match visualisation (closely watching / studying top players matches either live or on video)
      7% Stroke practice solo / against robot
      3% Playing practice matches
      2% Stroke practice with partner
      2% Other sports psychological techniques
      1% Reading instructional books / articles
      Although I'm still very much a novice, it's clear from the above, my playing ability would be nowhere near my present standard had I not had the expert coaching I've had over the past nine months.
      Please comment with percentages for your own game.

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      Nice topic.
      25% Practice
      25% Coaching
      25% Matches against people who play better than me.
      25% Trying new equipment that forces me to focus more and try harder.
      (Extra 10% willingness to improve and extra effort)

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      andro rasant and practice
      Last edited by dirtyD; 07-06-2016 at 05:13 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dirtyD View Post
      andro rasant and practice
      Which Rasant?

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      For me.
      30% Practice
      20% Observation
      20% Coaching
      15%Practice matches
      15% Competitive matches

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      Quote Originally Posted by AndyCouchman View Post
      Which Rasant?
      the original. improved my serves a lot.

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      50% Coaching
      25% Practice
      15% Tournaments and the local league
      10% YouTube

      But...

      This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill
      Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
      Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain
      And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

      Last edited by Ilia Minkin; 07-06-2016 at 05:43 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ilia Minkin View Post
      50% Coaching
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      10% YouTube

      But...

      This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill
      Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
      Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain
      And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

      I just wanted to post that video!! haha
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      Spin Spin Spin...

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      For me its:

      50% Training with robot or my Trainingspartner
      15% League Matches
      35% Youtube videos

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      One of the things that to me seems is being left out or way underrated is simply

      Time/Brain Processing/learning to assimilate/

      I don't know what the right term is for what I am talking about. But there is stuff that I used to not be able to see that I now can see. I did not necessarily understand that I couldn't see certain things. But over time, as my brain wraps itself around the technicals of seeing the spin on the ball more accurately, faster, I get better. Some of it seems to happen when I am not playing or even thinking about TT.

      In some post in a different thread I said something like: from a scientific standpoint it has to do with myelin growing thicker around certain neurons.

      That won't happen without practice. Probably watching matches, both live and on YouTube, actually helps that process.

      But there is a giant part of improving that actually has to do with your brain and nervous system wrapping itself around what is actually happening.


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      90%perception
      10% Execution

      Your eyes can't see what your mind can't read - Siva
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      The Goon Squads, Kim Jung Hoon Beast Mods, NSA Spy Phones, and TT Daily ought to be a big chunk of anyone's list.

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      30% Matches
      30% Adderall
      30% coaching
      10% the Forums
      Why practice to become better when you can pretend to be better on a forum?

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      Opponents playing to my back hand because they where afraid of my for hand which has made my back hand just as good as my for hand.

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      Practice
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      Not being afraid of failing on using new techniques/strokes.

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      5% equipment
      15% watching top players
      40% playing practice matches
      40% playing competition matches and tournaments

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      5% - Athleticism (if you are already a top-notch athlete, another sport should be an easy transition). Note: I don't fall into this category
      10% - Willingness to learn (listening, watching, taking notes)
      25% - practicing strokes and plays. striving to improve oneself
      25% - practicing serves
      25% - learning from game play with a human (robots can't fulfill this learning). Not just game play, but learning from it
      10% - coaching (could be a top-level coach, or an experienced player giving tips
      1% - taking notes (if you don't take written notes, do you have store that info in memory?)

      I need to put in a disclaimer, in that I'm still learning this game and don't have all the answers

      I left out equipment as I've seen it demonstrated that it doesn't really matter. Let me provide you with some real examples:
      1-A player I play with on Tues/Thurs won this years Cary cup 'C' division with an olde Primorac CPen blade and 2 year old rubbers. He's been playing for 20+ years and can take any piece of equipment and make it work
      2-another (CPEN) player I play with on Tues/Thurs has a $5 racket with the cheapest RITC rubbers (one of the pre-mades). And he's among our top players. He won our 2016 Chinese New Year tournament.
      Clear examples that you don't need expensive equipment to be good and win. You have to know your capabilities

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      Watching
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      And especially... thinking

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      in my opinion table tennis is first and foremost a mental game and experience matters a great deal but other than that i think just playing A LOT and putting yourself in match situations as often as you can are both very important

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