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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2018, 18:29 
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Hi,

Just curious. What's a typical week for you in terms of playing or practising table tennis?

For me it's

Monday: 18.45 - 22:00 Coaching duties
Tuesday: Free
Wednesday: 19.15 - 22.45 Support table tennis team
Thursday: Free
Friday: 18.45 - 22:00 Coaching / Helping at Friday Social session
Saturday or Sunday will usually involve coaching / support at tournaments

Interspersed with that I help maintain our leagues website, visit forums, research equipment and work on my PathfinderPro project / business plans.

During the winter league, I'll probably spend an additional evening supporting family who play in Preston Colts in our league - a junior team used to help youngsters get used to playing in a league environment in a controlled and supported environment.

Finding a balance between family / work / coaching/helping and supporting people I know play table tennis is getting to be rather tricky. Family though, has to come first. Thankfully my girlfriend and her children are heavily in to table tennis. No one on my side of the family is though.

How do you balance it all / what are your priorities?


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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2018, 18:40 
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Monday practice, usually games.

Wednesday competition

Saturday practice, drills and other targeted practice

Every other day I'm on the forum, researching equipment or watching Ittf.tv

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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2018, 19:27 
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Monday evening: Free practice for about 2 hours, may include practice matches.

Tuesday 13.00-15.00: Run a session at the local Ping Pong Parlour in the Mall for older people. We have 4 tables in an otherwise empty unit, and the turnout is widely varied, from 57 to 86 in age, and from 25 to 5 in numbers.
Tuesday 18.30-19.30: Help coach juniors (10-16 roughly in age). Run by a level 3 coach.
Tuesday 19.30-21.00: We have 2 Level 3 coaches to give some structured drills etc to senior players. Frankly, after biking 6 miles to get there and then having to clear away exam tables and then set up table tennis tables, I am normally quite tired by the time the junior session is finished, and sit out the senior session.

Wednesday: vegetate while watching streamed matches, atm the UTT.

Thursday evening: As it is Summer, we are into Summer league which is in the form of 2 man teams, and handicapped games best of three to 21. This is good fun, as I get the chance to play in competition against much better players, with an outside chance of winning. Handicaps run from -20 (top 150 in England player) to +16. There is a mysterious and ineffable method for working out the actual numbers when playing.

Friday: More free practice.

Weekends: Look at the garden and think I really must do something about that. Occasionally help out at some TT based charity event in the city.

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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2018, 21:52 
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My typical week of social table tennis:
Sunday afternoon - 1400-1600 (regular)
Tuesday evening - Occasionally
Saturday evening - Occasionally
Would love to but unable to play more often due to work, travel and other commitments.
I have great fun playing table tennis and enjoy regulalry reading about the intricacies of the sport on this great forum. ;)


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PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 00:08 
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Tuesday and Thursday 2.5 hours drills with a friend
Sunday 3 hours with another friend 1 hour drills 2 hours matches

Most other days practice 30-60 minutes serves and with the return board

One day off every week, which day varies. I used to do seven days but I'm too old and feeble now and will break down after a few weeks.


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PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 02:46 
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Tuesday: league
Wednesday: 1-2 hour in the club (mostly playing matches)
Sat-Sun: ~3 hours each day in the club, occasional lesson

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PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 03:23 
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Monday to Thursday evenings - I usually play in one or two league matches in local leagues. If I'm not playing a match then the evening is free.
Friday - there is a club practice night but I rarely go
Saturday morning 9:30 to 11:00 am Local Club open practice
Sunday - occasional tournaments or have one or two hours practice with a local coach

I'm spending the summer getting fitter as I had fitness and injury problems last season. So far I'm down more than 9 kilos and working on core strengthening hopefully to reduce back problems and if this works I may play more next season (from September to April).


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PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 07:51 
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Saturday afternoon 3:15 - 5:30pm Set up and run casual table tennis at a community centre, 3 tables
Monday night 7:30 - 9:30ish pm Practice - usually matches at local club, 5 -6 tables
One evening a month for a couple of hours Local TT association meeting

A couple of times most days Check OOAK, My TT, TTDAILY & Pingskills forums

TT activity is curtailed this year as my daughter is doing the HSC.

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PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 16:37 
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Wednesday 19.00-22.00 play matches (single/double) and some drills with whoever wants to practice.

Friday 19.00-22.00 play matches (single/double) and some drills with whoever wants to practice.

Sunday 13.00-17.00 play matches (single/double) and some drills with whoever wants to practice.

With the breaks of waiting for turns and what not, probably 1-2 hours of play on week nights and 2-3 hours of play on Sunday. Sometimes play from the get go to closing time.

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PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 17:23 
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Thanks for sharing. People on this forum seem to play or practise quite a lot. Before I got in to helping out at coaching I'd probably play a match once a week and maybe go to a social session to wind down as well. That's two nights a week. Now it's a lot more. How do people balance playing table tennis with family and work commitments, especially if your family are not interested in table tennis?


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2018, 08:57 
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Mine's reasonably variable but the standard is :
Monday: Fixture night, with generally 1 hour-2 hours training beforehand
Wednesday: Every second Wed I get coached with my training partner - official coaching. The opposing Wednesday I will train with whoever I can - there's a few options! Generally about 2-3 hours. This is when I do my coaching sessions also when I can
Fridays: Group Training Squad for 2 hours, as well as any private coaching that I've been asked to do

Tournaments: Between Feb-end of June there's multiple tournaments that I spend weekends on. Rest of the year my weekends are reasonably free - apart from the "Big" state and national Vet's that I will be going to.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are generally all clear - But when I was coaching more sometimes I'd make use of Thurs!

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