Table Tennis has played a huge part in my life and in many ways I owe my success to the sport
Over time no matter who you are, you will face tough times and you will make mistakes.
I have no shame in owning up to my miss fortunes but unlike most, every-time I face a stumbling block or get a hit I force myself to find away around or get up and move forward.
When I first started playing table tennis which was after watching 'Forrest Gump' I entered my local table tennis club believing I can beat anyone and become World Champion like 'Forrest'. I challenged everyone and the few that accept my challenge wiped the floor with me. I left the club with my tail in between my legs but told each and everyone that I will be back next week. I came the following week and received the same treatment!! but I kept coming back for more and after about 4 weeks I had my first win :-) shortly after I started beating most of the players at the club and in a year I was no.1 at the club. I moved onto bigger and better clubs with the same mentality and today I am proud of my level and achievements due to my stubbornness and perseverance. I achieved so much success in a short lived career due to one factor perseverance.
If you truly want to be a good table tennis player you need this quality far more than any other quality. Remember if you get hit get up and move forward because no matter where or who you are you will face tough times.
The picture shows two former world champions and two former students of mine. Both students hardly play anymore due to many factors and reasons but ultimately due to lack of perseverance. Unlike both Wang Hao and Wang Liqin who endured blows and hits that most wont face in their lives to achieve special things.
Never give up, keep fighting and if you cant win don't stop just change direction and find away to win elsewhere!