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Old 02-18-2015, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Man Plays Table Tennis Every Day for an Entire Year and becomes an Expert!

Goes to show if you put in the hours anybody can become proficient. If you guys could pick one hobby to specialize in what would it be. For me it would be a card or board game.

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Sam Priestley began 2014 as a novice table tennis player but by the end of the year he was competing and had tremendously developed his playing skills. Sam had taken part in the Expert in a Year challenge, which involved practising playing table tennis every day in order to hopefully break into the top 250 ranking in England. Although Sam has yet to break into this ranking itís obvious that his skill set has improved drastically! Credit: YouTube/Ben Larcombe

http://www.experttabletennis.com/expert-in-a-year/


Click on the MSN link to see the time line of when he first starts in January of 2014 then look at the improvement.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/viral...ear/vi-BBhG94e
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Would love to be able to make shots like this.
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I had a similar story with table tennis actually, at a smaller level of course ... never touched it before in my life, had a table at my first dorms in college, played many times every day and looked like a T-Rex swinging the paddle.

By the end of the semester I beat the best guy in the dorms and made it to the quarter finals in the highest (advanced, rather than novice or intermediate) division of the collegiate intramurals contest, losing to some Chinese guy who was born with a paddle. Not bad for 6 months, considering this was a big state university with over 25000 students.

It all really is technique and practice, though for some skills the learning curve is steeper than others. Hard work and practice > "inborn" talent.
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My god that got me pumped up to play some table tennis. I haven't played in years. Love it so much though, brb ordering a table.
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My god that got me pumped up to play some table tennis. I haven't played in years. Love it so much though, brb ordering a table.
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Y'all call it table tennis? We call it ping pong.
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I just call it a waste of time.
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