Get to it somehow and hammer it somewhere

Every once in a while someone comes up with a saying that encapsulates what you need to be doing – succinctly and elegantly.

Today’s blog post is short and sweet – for racket sport athletes as Chester Barnes, a table tennis champion said “get to it somehow and hammer it somewhere!

Champion Mindset, Mindset Of A Champion, Sports Psychology

There are two parts to this – Doing whatever it takes to get to the ball and then doing something with it.

Easier said than done!

1 Response to “Get to it somehow and hammer it somewhere”

  • Definitely easier said than done.

    As a former Tennis player, I found that even if you couldn’t hammer it every time, just getting it back put pressure on the other player. They expected a winner and now they have to hit a winner all over again.

    Of course if you can hammer it then that is even better.

    My favourite was taking the 200km/hr serve and pushing it back outside the reach of the server who had often barely recovered from the follow through as they watched it go by. Every time I managed to do this they felt they had to serve that bit harder and their percentages soon plummeted.

    Ray Keefe
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