Working hard to improve my forehand. Comfortable with backhand, but to step up to the next level the forehand is the big game changer, so that is what I need to focus on.


Playing regularly at work, lunchtimes and after work. Useful practice for my forehand top spin loop against his heavy chop. I find this difficult to lift up over the net, so have been watching some tutorials and working hard on timing and heavy brush back of the ball to counter act the spin and loop the ball back over the net.

Went to club (Peter Masen's Academy, Maroubra) at weekend. Plenty of great singles and doubles practice. All the guys / ladies here are excellent and a good level for me to aim at. This is where I can hone in that forehand, by watching and learning. This week I won and lost afew singles.

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  • I have been playing Table Tennis since an early age. My father David was my inspiration and introduced me to the sport. He played at a high level, and never gave me much of a chance during our games at the local leisure center. I reckon I can beat him now. Like my Dad, my favourite shot is the backhand flick - which is where I get the nickname 'mattflix' from. I play at my local club, Peter Masen Table Tennis Academy in Maroubra. My challenge is, as always, to improve the all important forehand.