The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes AN Yeongeun (Korea):
- good footwork
- good consistent defending on both forehand and backhand
- consistent pushing
- good variety of backhand serves
- good forehand topspin
- generally too defensive. A bit too “old school”.
- when defending with forehand she takes too much “swing” to chop. She won’t have enough time to do this against the better attackers since their topspins will be faster.
- backhand defense often goes up too high.
- too much pushing with the backhand covering 80 % of the table. Too often pushing the ball with backhand from the forehand side with out any need
- no attacking skills on backhand shown
- forehand topspin okay, but not consistent and not often enough used
- backhand serves only
- no twiddling of the bat
- in push competitions she is “hopping” around to much without any need
- Should learn to attack more often and more consistently
- Should learn to twiddle the bat especially when pushing so much with backhand.
- Especially with backhand since attackers will rely on her always pushing the ball back from her backhand side
- Should practice greater variety of serves also with forehand
- should learn to chop with shorter arm strong and stronger wrist impact to save time and give higher backspin to the ball
- should try to get away from “hopping” without reason and just move where it makes sense.