Game and skills analysis Paulius Gura (Lithuania)


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

Here comes Paulius Gura (Lithuania):

Not much you can tell of course from just one short video.

Strengths:

  • good, but not tremendous footwork
  • nice placement of return on serves and pushes with backhand
  • get a load of backspin when defending with backhand

Weaknesses:

  • forehand generally too weak and inconsistent
  • forehand counter topspin from behind the table too slow, too high and too inconsistent
  • forehand pushing too inconsistent and too high
  • forehand defending is more “shovelling” the ball back (too high most of the time) instead of chopping it back low and with heavy backspin

Suggestions:

  • practise forehand in all variations
  • practise forehand serves
  • from sound and speed of the racket I would derive that the blade is too slow for modern defending. Should consider getting faster one and the adopt own style to defend with faster blade.
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