Jorn aka the legend aka the psycho

December 15, 2007

Jorn Ravenholt, the English psychologist that’s what we like to call him but it’s a shame he’s Danish…:P. He’s a legend in my eyes, a guy who has known me for 3 years and also got to know me inside out, on and off the table with my silly jokes. He knows exactly when I’m not focused in the hall, with signs of my body language and preparation. Jorn is a guy who very understands when the coach is angry at you for not playing well and demanding a lot when your technique or your choices are wrong during the match. He’s given me techniques to try and control my temper and not to answer back with the coach when things aren’t going right. He talks to you at a great time whether you have won or lost the tone of his voice is sympathetic and relaxing to listen to.

Ravenholt is great during the competition and training with his techniques on reactions within the mind. I not playing as well in the team as I would have hoped to, Jorn was my saviour to putting me back on track to play a better in the singles tournament. Still it wasn’t good enough but something I will have to train at doing not only in competitions. Learning from mistakes which he thought was necessary, he approaches certain situations different ways to the coach to get to the players to do or play what the coach doesn’t have a profession in or necessary tell you in the correct way to understand. This is something only I could change otherwise I would of repeated the same results as last year losing in the group. I finished this singles tournament with no regret giving it my all.

Jorn aka the legend aka the psycho

December 15, 2007

Jorn Ravenholt, the English psychologist that’s what we like to call him but it’s a shame he’s Danish…:P. He’s a legend in my eyes, a guy who has known me for 3 years and also got to know me inside out, on and off the table with my silly jokes. He knows exactly when I’m not focused in the hall, with signs of my body language and preparation. Jorn is a guy who very understands when the coach is angry at you for not playing well and demanding a lot when your technique or your choices are wrong during the match. He’s given me techniques to try and control my temper and not to answer back with the coach when things aren’t going right. He talks to you at a great time whether you have won or lost the tone of his voice is sympathetic and relaxing to listen to.

Ravenholt is great during the competition and training with his techniques on reactions within the mind. I not playing as well in the team as I would have hoped to, Jorn was my saviour to putting me back on track to play a better in the singles tournament. Still it wasn’t good enough but something I will have to train at doing not only in competitions. Learning from mistakes which he thought was necessary, he approaches certain situations different ways to the coach to get to the players to do or play what the coach doesn’t have a profession in or necessary tell you in the correct way to understand. This is something only I could change otherwise I would of repeated the same results as last year losing in the group. I finished this singles tournament with no regret giving it my all.

Expensive chill out in California

December 11, 2007

You expect California to be sunny with palm trees but only to notice palm trees of chilliness. California 8 hours ahead of England, but leaving England to come here you would think it would be a dream world with hot weather, hot girls with shorts and bikini’s. America is known for cheap designer clothes but that is not to be at Stanford University it is expensive for various reasons. For instance the finder of apple iPod studied here and now he as gone on to be famous and a genius. Other geniuses are known to of studied in Stanford University. All prices in this state are decievin, they add tax on to the price shown, the tax can be of 6 to 8 percent of the asking price.  Service charge is also added on.  If you do come to California be prepared to dip your hands in your pockets.

The complex is really beautiful it’s really a different standard to wear I’ve ever been. The people out here are very nice, interested and enthusiastic in what you do  I have noticed there are many table tennis players out here asking questions about what you do, but also help make you feel welcome. Other countries I have visited have not always done this, or taken a great deal of interest…….what a wonderful country America is!

Hopefully the weather can improve so that England and other world counties can see what California is really made off……

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December 8, 2007

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