Originally Posted by oldschoolrules
I have, in fact, seen a few kids practice and play who appear to have been taught solely via MTM (or similar approach) and while they were very consistent from the backcourt, they struggled at least on the forehand side dealing with both low skidding balls and those landing well short of the baseline. Additionally, they did not have the ability to "up the ante" and either step in to and flatten out their shot
I have reason to doubt broad general comments this that are based on a person
thinking someone might have been solely taught......etc...
but even if it were true, it would only relate to that player and their instructor
since MTM covers all those situations strongly and I would expect a well coached
player with MTM to be the BEST at attacking short balls effectively.