Matt Hetherington

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USATT Media Director ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ 2016 & 2017 WTTC ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ† #autoimmune Athlete๐Ÿ†
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In 2015 I had the honour of interviewing 2 time World Cup Champion Guo Yan. I got a unique perspective on life competing within the Chinese National Team, here is a quote from that interview: "Table Tennis in China is the strongest in the world, there are many masterful players in China, competition is very normal, everybody adapts to that level of competition. It is only then through such competition that we can stand out from other players and become the best and earn the right to be the best in the world.

That kind of pressure is as if you are in the face of a fight. You fight for your country's national game, for your honour. This time, passion of heart, we are under a lot of pressure. There is lots to worry about, there is panic and there is fear. But we must remind ourselves that no matter how difficult the front is, as long as you believe you can be the best then you can win the game" - Guo Yan, China.

#tabletennis #china #pingpong #worldcup #champion #fear #belief #quotes #sport #ittf
PC: @ittfworld
Lot of muscle pain post-infusion today. Better to relax and chop to get over jetlag! Landed this nice round the net off the netpost while I was at it! ๐Ÿ˜œ #tabletennis #pingpong #defence #trickshot #usa #autoimmune #recovery
The first time I went to the US Nationals in 2013 this kid exploded onto the scene, he won the u13, u15, u18, u21 and made Open semifinal. He was a talent and a prodigy. Watching him take that potential and transform it has been a privilege. To world number 1 junior, 3 time back to back US National Champ and so many other incredible feats. 
Congratulations @jhakanak on your YOG bronze and for setting the bar constantly higher for your peers and teammates, but most of all for yourself. You have earned everything you have accomplished and I know there are even greater achievements to come in your future!

#ittf #tabletennis #yog2018 #youtholympics #bronze #teamusa #kanakjha #legend #usatt #pingpong #tenisdemesa #tischtennis
Back to back national doubles champions. First time in 40 years that the New Zealand Open has been played in my hometown, to win this gold medal was my ultimate goal here and proud that I nailed it! Thanks @tony.liu_ #tabletennis #pingpong #champions #gold #newzealand #sport #home
I start competing today! Have been watching the events beforehand to try and get in the right mindset. Nothing better than watching the comeback of 8 time national champion after 25 years! Nice backhand ๐Ÿ˜ #tabletennis #pingpong #slowmotion #crushedit #newzealand #sport #competition
"You have to be 100% sure that it is what you want to do. Initially I was was worried but I knew it's what I wanted to pursue.

You learn a lot being around different players and being in that environment" - @liam_pitchford93 on moving abroad and first joining a professional league. 
Since joining the league in Germany and now France, Pitchford has gone on to defeat many top international players and lead @tabletenniseng

Essentially, something I learnt as well in my career, you have to be fully invested to have a chance of succeeding. Not just in table tennis but in all things!

I will be posting more tips and thoughts from international pros on my instagram, so be sure to follow and enable post notifications!

#tabletennis #pingpong #england #olympian #motivation #advice #knowledge #tips #sport #inspiration #success #passion #goals

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Did you catch my podcast with @benlarcombe ? I was fortunate enough, some time ago, to be the first guest on the experttabletennis.com coaching podcast. Be sure to check it out for some thoughts on the Power vs. Consistency debate. #tabletennis #pingpong #podcast #blog #video #coaching #advice #debate #expert #sport
Just a couple of weeks left to the 2018 NZ Open. Got my @quadriaruna all ready, should be good! @joolausa #TeamJOOLA #pingpong #tabletennis #sport #equipment #lockedandloaded #letsgo
Midnight training! Another night owl session with @vic_tory99 at ATTA. Was struggling a bit at the end but grunted through it, this is the last ball after 15 mins of forehand movement drills! #tabletennis #pingpong #sport #dailygrind #midnight #auckland #newzealand #autoimmune #hardwork #TeamJOOLA #training
Back up in Auckland for the next couple of weeks before I head home for the 2018 NZ Open. Trying to get in as much table time as I can ๐Ÿ˜ #tabletennis #pingpong #sport #training #dailygrind #nzl #auckland vc: @vic_tory99
Last day in Christchurch #NZ back up to Auckland tomorrow, hopefully for a couple of weeks and some more training before the 2018 NZL Open ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ #tabletennis #pingpong #dailygrind #TeamJOOLA #sport #training #newzealand #tenisdemesa
Last practice in the US, off back to New Zealand for 5 weeks from Saturday! #tabletennis #pingpong #travel #sport #training #dailygrind #autoimmune #athlete #newzealand #usa #TeamJOOLA