I finally beat Pat at table tennis, although he was running on fifteen hours of sleep over the last three days due to four midterms. I realized that I was letting him play offensively when I was adapting to his game, instead of playing more aggressive than him, forcing him to be defensive which is his weak point. It’s tricky playing him because he uses a strong and powerful forehand grip that limits his backhand capabilities, but plays mostly off his backhand. I end up having to adapt to his unique shots every time I face him. I can feel myself improving, especially the consistency and spin of my serves, which is always a good thing.