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How to win Office Table Tennis Tournament?

How to win Office Table Tennis Tournament?

One of the best things at work is to enjoy and take part in an office table tennis event. Human Resource department usually tries their best to promote teamwork and healthy competition among colleagues. But if want to become the office table tennis champion, here are some tips to help you improve your game and increase your chances of winning the tournament πŸ†.

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Understanding the tournament structure

Office tournaments are generally for fun and these are not governed by WTT/ITTF. Your HR and colleagues are hosting the event. Hence these tournaments are tricky to win because you need to crack the code πŸ˜‰. The first part is that you need to understand the tournament structure -

  • Sets - Is it a best of 3 or best of 5? If it is bigger format, you have more luxary to understand the play of the opponent.
  • Points - Is the tournament of 10 points or 21 points? If it is 21 points, this changes the way game is played.
  • Singles/Doubles/Team - What is the format of the tournament? It really depends on the type of event because only in singles you are on your own. Otherwise, the result also depends on your partner.

The best 5 tips to win Office Table Tennis Tournaments

While winning is the goal, remember that the primary purpose of the office table tennis tournament is to have fun and build relationships with your colleagues. Be a good sport, respect your opponents, and maintain a positive attitude throughout the tournament. Below are the top 5 tips to win Office Table Tennis Tournament-

1. Practice ! Practice

There is no alternate to practice in table tennis. Consistent practice will help you develop muscle memory and improve your reflexes, making you more agile and responsive during the actual matches.

GOLDEN TIP: Practice to a limit and balance your work life as well!

2. Understand Spin

At office tournaments, people are generally not so well versed with playing different spin. And this can change everything for you. Practice Backspins very well and this will save you in crucial event. Topspin attacking can be really good for your attacking game but in office tournaments, you can control the most of the game with backspins.

SEE ALSO: Different Types of Spin and Stroke in Table Tennis

3. Study Your Opponent!

Very important part of winning the game is studing the opponent. Two time Olympic champion, Ma Long, always tries to find the weakness in opponents game and easily dominate the match. You can use the same tactic and win the tournament if you can do the same.

4. Service Game domination πŸ”₯

This is a tip that will allow you to dominate any match. A strong serve can put your opponent on the defensive right from the start. Olympic Champion, Ma Lin, is known for his Ghost Serve. You can create your own super serve and make a game around it.

5. Warm-up Before Matches

Before each match, take the time to warm up properly. Stretch your muscles, do some light exercises, and practice a few shots to get into the rhythm. Warming up will help you avoid injuries and ensure that you start the match at your best.

Make sure you have a good racket depending as your office rackets may be overused garbage!

Have Fun !

Remember that winning the office table tennis tournament requires dedication, practice, and a positive mindset. By following these tips and continuously improving your skills, you’ll increase your chances of lifting the trophy and earning the title of office table tennis champion. So, grab your ping pong paddle, hit the table, and may the best player win! Good luck!

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