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Chinese team daily training schedule

CHINESE TEAM DAILY TRAINING SCHEDULE

Translated by Chung Lau

In the latest Table-Tennis World, there is a report of what went on in the training camp as the Chinese prepared for the Worlds. Here is a translation of the daily schedule. It was reported elsewhere that there typically is a half-day off every week during the training period. But the players are usually so tired that very few would go outside of the dormitory.

07:15 

Women's team assembled in front of main entrance. Roll-call, then breakfast in cafeteria.

07:30 

Men's team assembled in front of building. Roll-call, then breakfast in cafeteria.

08:30

Men's and women's teams assembled in main gymnasium. Address by coach Cai, flag ceremony, and playing of national anthem.

08:35 

Men and women separately met with coaches to receive individual morning practice schedules. Training starts with 1.5 hrs of singles, 1 hr of doubles and competition, then finally physical training.

10:40 

The 4 men's doubles teams play a tournament, with the other players cheering on to simulate crowd noise. Women start doubles training.

11:10

Women start physical training.

11:30

Men start physical training.

12:00

Lunch.

15:30

Coaches set up detailed training schedule for the afternoon. For today :

  • Men : individualized practice for  30 mins., counter-looping for 20 mins., multi-ball for 60 mins.

  • Women : serves for 20 mins., serve-and-attack for 30 mins., multi-ball for 60 mins.

15:35-18:00

Training according to schedules.

18:30 

Dinner.

20:00 

Players separated into groups to watch TT video-tapes and discuss techniques and strategies.

21:00 

Medical treatment.

22:00

Lights out.

    

Courtesy of About.com and Sean O'Neill

 

Last Update : 06 November, 2002

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