Game and skills analysis Alina Arlouskaya (Bielorussia)

The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!

Here comes Alina Arlouskaya (Bielorussia):


  • good footwork
  • nice versatile attacking skills and instinct: forehand topspins, backhand smashes
  • good twiddling of the bat, often returning topspins into her forehand with the long pips with heavy chop and pushing with a lot of backspin with her backhand into the forehand of the opponent forcing him to spin the ball up


  • sometimes to rushed to attack all the time once she has started with a forehand topspin
  • overuse (?) of pimples out when forehand defending
  • backhand serves only?
  • pushes too often with backhand from forehand side thus preventing herself from attacking with forehand
  • even pushes too much from forehand with forehand (at least in the second video)


  • get greater variety of serves
  • defend with floats on forehands with pimples in occasionally
  • practise lifting the ball up with long pimples down the line with no spin (a lot of attackers don’t like this)
  • learn to attack pushes with a lot of backspin into her forehand