The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes Satoshi Aida (Japan): Special: two smooth sides/no pimples!
- good but not tremendous footwork
- very versatile playing style: Good attacking and defending qualities on both sides
- good backhand serves
- heavy backspin on backhand push
- good backhand topspin on pushes
- good backhand block
- good forehand topspin on pushes
- disadvantage of rubber in on backhand: Heavy topspins into his backhand will force direct (goes off the table) or indirect (high ball gets hammered) errors.
- sticky rubber in on both side is vulerable to tricky spinny serves
- slight attitude problem: Looks as he lives in the US and does not have to face high standard opponents very often and does not really give full committment to his strokes
- forehand topspin on blocks a bit too slow/harmless
- often plays slow backhand topspin against blocks. Too easy to get hammered by better players.
- practise save returns of tricky serves
- show more determined, less casual attitude
- practise chopping with no spin at all/floats
- use more versatile forehand serves
- practise faster footwork in defense