Reflection – Playing Table Tennis

Description –  I love playing table tennis and I am playing it since I was in 5th Grade. I have played many local, district, state, and national cluster tournaments till now. I would continue playing this sport and improve my skills more into it.

LO-1 and LO-2- For a long time, I had waited to begin my training in table tennis. Then, I had begun my training almost after a year due to the pandemic, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get my old game easily. This was a real challenge for me. This is because sometimes it reduces one’s confidence. However, I was determined to get back the same form with which I used to play. I started to invest more time in the basics rather than playing the difficult strokes. Gradually, in a week, I was able to get comfortable with my play and in 2-3 weeks, I was back with my game. 

As a result, I started to focus on enhancing my skills. I tried to develop power in my strokes and improve my playing technique. For doing that, my coach insisted that I increase multi-ball training(wherein a basket of balls are thrown towards the player either by a machine or the coach). This type of training requires a lot of stamina and power. Sometimes, I was unable to play all the balls due to lack of stamina and tiredness. However, throughout the process I was able to sustain my stamina and play longer. 

LO-4 – I was not only training hard but also playing mindfully. At times after training, we used to have game practice where one needs to be fully invested in the game otherwise one would lose. I kept myself focussed and persevered to improve each time I win or lose. My attitude to improve would help me stay focused in the game. 

LO-5 – We also used to play team matches or doubles in some sessions. In those cases, we were supposed to collaborate and cooperate with our teammates. And for that we need to communicate properly with our team members, but sometimes there were disagreements or disputes between me and my mates upon playing or acting in a certain way. Due to this, we might lose a game and also the partnership.

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