|（Peace and Happiness Association，ST. Paul’s Co-Educational College，Hong Kong，China)
Abstract: The author analyzed such technical challenges in WANG Hao style over-the-table twist-pulling technique as “tilt the paddle somewhat forward, bend the wrist counterclockwise and raise the elbow joint outward to the limit”, and revealed that for a halfway player, the key to success in learning a new technique is to get over negative skill transformation. During teaching and training, the author designed a movement procedure in which psychology is combined with technique, a training method used to focus on inner attention by utilizing “the second signal sys-tem (language)”. Prior to twist-pulling, the player meditates this procedure (he/she can vigorously twist the ball only after he/she has bent the wrist counterclockwise to the limit and raised the elbow joint outward to the limit), so as to enhance his/her inner attention, constantly reduce, overcome or even eliminate the effect of negative skill transfor-mation, and ultimately master this new technique. However, as for a high performance player who has already mas-tered WANG Hao style over-the-table twist-pulling technique, he/she needs no inner attention, otherwise, it will damage his/her unconscious competence, obstruct the execution of skill automation, do no good but harm to skill exertion, which should be adequately noted by various coaches and players.
Key words: competition and training；WANG Hao style over-the-table twist-pulling technique；table tennis