We were delighted to do a recent interview with the brilliant Ukranian Table Tennis player Tetyana Bilenko. Tetyana is one of the best female ‘Choppers’ in the world and it was great gain some insight from her. So, what makes a great defender? Here are 10 TTFit tips along with the players who we think have these skills in abundance:
Great footwork and fitness : KIM KYUNG AH & JOO SE HYU
Being able to create confusion with good twiddling: TETYANA BILENKO & MATHIEU DE SANTILAN
Great F/H attack: GIONIS PANAGIOTIS & HOU YINGCHAO
Consistent and spinny B/H chop: WANG XI & JOO SE HYUK
Consistent and spinny F/H chop: WU YANG & VIKTORIA PAVLOVICH
Switch to F/H Attack: CHEN WEIXING & LIN JU
Ability to F/H chop spinny loops: MASATO SHIONO & VIKTORIA PAVLOVICH
Great serves: JOO SE HYUK & GIONIS PANAGIOTIS
Be able to counterspin: HOU YINGCHAO & LIN JU
Have great patience: HU LIMEI & PARK MI YOUNG
TTFit love this style of play as it is so entertaining and there are lots of great youtube videos you can find, one of our favourites is ‘POWER OF DEFENSE’, check it out as well as all the above players, you will be amazed!!!
Please spread the word and let’s help Table Tennis gain the profile and respect it deserves!