Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

After a while, I noticed I was stagnating despite practicing with other players. One of my friends, more commonly known as PewPewU, jokingly said that I should do some “deep” training. After a little bit of training, I was able to get some great insight on some of the holes in my neutral game.

So what is the “Deep” training?

The Deep training involves a rotation of 3 players. Two of the players will play a normal best of 3 set (play all three matches even if one player 2-0’s the other). While the two players are playing, the third player will actively watch the matches and take notes on what they observe. Afterwards, break it down with the group. During this, the third person should be able to actively pick up tendencies, bad habits, strengths and weaknesses. As a group, discuss the following (or other things too)

1. What were the strengths and weaknesses of each player?
2. Were there any obvious habits in certain situations?
3. Are there bad fundamental strategies to the matchup?
4. How did the stages work out?

Then rotate and allow for each player to play each other once, the total time it should take for everyone should be roughly 60 to 90 minutes. The post-game breakdown helps everyone because of the insight that you get from different perspectives and can quickly help a person improve rapidly in their mindset and neutral game.