Part of the fun of table tennis can be that you have an opportunity to express yourself. Injecting some creativity in to your training can also be a great way of elevating your game.
Watch Brazilian legend Hugo Calderano below.
Not only is he having fun, he is developing his feeling and ability to find creative solutions to problems on the table tennis table. Great athletes have a combination of high self-discipline and high amounts of creativity. This is why it is a good idea to create a bit of time for messing around. Whether it be a whole session or most likely 15 minutes at the end of a hard session working on the basics!
We’ve already seen a double handed backhand from Hugo against Harimoto in 2018’s World Tour Grand Finals. How long until we see him pull off a between the legs round the net?