Points to look for:
- The player is in the middle of a forehand loop vs loop drill, and as such has modified his recovery a little, in order to better prepare for the next stroke. This is evident in the positioning of his free arm, and the slightly forehand grip angle.
- Even though he is in the middle of a drill and anticipating a ball to his forehand, the player has maintained good balance, allowing him to move in any direction quickly if necessary.
- This stroke is being played a little closer to the table than the side view sequence of photographs, since the robot being used was set to land the ball mid-court with heavy topspin rather than deep on the player's side of the table.