Blog Update Matthew Mayfield
Lately I have been training harder and longer. I now train at GA Tech which is the number 10 table tennis college in the country. They have many players from different countries that have different yet unique styles of play. The coaches over Tech are focusing on my speed and footwork. The head coach believes that the backhand should be used as little as possible. One of his favorite quotes is the stronger the backhand the weaker you are, and that backhands should be your last option. So now I am working on fast multiball training all across the court using forehand only, and playing matches where using backhand means a point is lost. And honestly I believe the last time I have done a backhand was early January. As a result of this I have become much faster, my forehand has improved by lots, and my footwork is outstanding and more balanced.