Winning matches at a lower level?

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A serious training partner with a lot of free time who wants to do exercises in a purposeful way, not just mess around or play games.
this is so important.
I always tell students that, find 1 or 2 players that are in your level and are as eager as you and stay together and train with each other.

It is not easy, but if you are lucky and find one, then things will become easier going forward.
 
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I agree with the long pips solution. Get hard Chinese rubber on the FH and long pips (preferably treated xD). Learn a spinny af borderline hidden serve and a decent FH loop against underspin, and prioritise learning using long pips to receive serve, then kill all the pop ups with your inverted FH.
 
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this is so important.
I always tell students that, find 1 or 2 players that are in your level and are as eager as you and stay together and train with each other.

It is not easy, but if you are lucky and find one, then things will become easier going forward.
This is important and hard af.
 
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One of the things people underestimate when training is the degree to which table tennis training is a dance, not a war. There is nothing wrong with and it is actually best going as slowly as possible go start off and then getting more and more accurate and controlled as you get better. This is especially important when both players are inconsistent - find a practice pace in warmups that makes both players consistent. It is a mistake to add power against a practice partner at your level (or any level) if it leads to inconsistency before both players are warmed up. It is one of those things that players who do not drill often fail to realize, but hitting the ball hard doesnt teach anyone anything if it isn't done under conditions that can be technically reproduced to aid your understanding of your technique.
 

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One of the things people underestimate when training is the degree to which table tennis training is a dance, not a war. There is nothing wrong with and it is actually best going as slowly as possible go start off and then getting more and more accurate and controlled as you get better. This is especially important when both players are inconsistent - find a practice pace in warmups that makes both players consistent. It is a mistake to add power against a practice partner at your level (or any level) if it leads to inconsistency before both players are warmed up. It is one of those things that players who do not drill often fail to realize, but hitting the ball hard doesnt teach anyone anything if it isn't done under conditions that can be technically reproduced to aid your understanding of your technique.
summary: make 10 or 20 shots on the same ball between the two of you a few times during warmups. in the exercises don't add power if it causes you **or your partner** to make less than 70% on the table.
 
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