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It seems that for an offensive player there are two ways to develop:
1) Concentrate on forehand topspin and turn it into an overwhelming strength
2) Work on both forehand and backhand
I feel like for a player on the pro track, practicing 6 times per week 4 hours a day with a coach and skillful training partners the second plan is a feasible one. But for an amateur the first one is more suitable: with a limited number of training hours it is much better to have an overwhelmingly strong side to rely on instead of two so-so sides. At the same time, developing two sides evenly is going to take forever keeping a player in endless mediocrity.
So what do you think, is it better for amateurs to sharpen the one-side game before seriously developing both sides?
I think overall it is better to develop both sides not only for attacking but for blocking and defending in general.
I think you have a good point with developing one finishing shot though. If you can develop your serves and a really strong forehand at the amateur level this will get you a long way.
It would be interesting to hear form there club level players as to what they think about this.
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