Dear Sauer & Tröger Family,
the sun is showing itself more and more regularly in Germany. In most places you can also sit outside in a cafe or in a restaurant and have a good time.
Real spirit of optimism, which we also feel very clearly in the table tennis area. Many halls are opening again and it seems that things are slowly starting up again outside of the Platte in the garden or in the basement.
We are receiving more and more inquiries about table tennis topics and orders. It's the same with our dealers. Hopefully your club has kept in touch with you in a variety of ways.
Many clubs we know have solved this very well in the past few months so that you don't forget that you are actually registered in the table tennis club...
In our opinion, the next few months can also be a good time to get hobby players and career changers excited about table tennis. An incredible number of people will reorient themselves in their free time and look for new fields of activity with which they can use their time sensibly.
For example, the table tennis Bundesliga club Borussia Düsseldorf is taking part in a very large-scale campaign with “Düsseldorf plays table tennis”, in which table tennis is promoted as a popular sport. Mayor Keller changed a few balls in the park with Timo Boll.
But what's the best way to get going again after a long break?
At this point we would like to give you a few practical tips on how the restart can be successful:
- Especially if you haven't played for months, it is helpful to carry out movement sequences "dry". Just do a few typical movements at home without table and ball to get your body used to them again.
- Prepare your body for movement again, independently of table tennis. This can be done, for example, with strengthening exercises on a mat.
- Start your first training session with slow movements. Even if the temptation is great: the first topspin played should not be played as hard as you can.
- The first training sessions should include a fairly long break-in period. Techniques need to be consolidated and automated again. It makes little sense to get into a training match after just 10 minutes.
If you heed these tips, you should be able to restart even after a long training break.
We wish you a good start!
Your Sauer & Tröger team