Game and skills analysis CHOI Moonyoung (Korea)


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

Here comes CHOI Moonyoung (Korea):

This is the only video I currently found and may not be very representative since the attacker is using short pips on the forehand which is always very awkward for 3 reasons:

  • you don’t get real and normal topspins as expected but just “lifted” ball which are difficult to defend and difficult to attack
  • very often those players are very good at smashing pushes and defence balls. Defendig fast hits is always more tricky than defending topspins
  • when the attacker plays a push/stop-ball the ball generally gets topspin in the other direction and the defenders tends to put the next push off the table as you can also see in this video

Strengths:

  • good general physical fitness
  • good but not very consistent backhand defending
  • good forehand topspin on pushes and topspins down her forehand

Weaknesses:

  • too vulnerable on “pseudo” or “empty” topspins=topspins with nearly no topspin. She puts them too often into the net.
  • too much backhand serves of same style
  • too inconsistent in forehand defending and pushing
  • too vulnerable on sidespin serves

Suggestions:

  • practise more consistent defending on various topspins
  • practise greater variety of serves
  • attack more often with forehand
  • learn to break up the game by push-lifting the ball with long pips on backhand or even learn backhand topspin on pushes
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