Limit tester by nature, the Aggressor is always willing to take risks if they think there is a chance to score a fantastic winning shot that’ll shock both their opponent and the crowd.
The Aggressor is a player who wants to attack at all costs. The harder, the better. They use speed and spin as their main weapon to score points, rather than consistency or smart placement.
Because of this, it is common for them to take their offensive nature too far and lose easy points on unforced mistakes.
These players hit with unparalleled speed and spin.
Aggressors take the game to their opponents every single point.
They can generate points easily because of their sheer power.
When Aggressors get in the flow, it’s difficult to stop them.
If their attacks aren’t going in, they lose easily.
Aggressors are prone to having many unforced mistakes per game.
Lack of defence
If they are attacked first, they lack defensive shots.
Aggressors often lose against weaker players on bad days.
Known as The Dragon, the greatest player of all time. He achieved such status by having the most powerful forehand on the circuit.
The 2022 European Champion is capable of hitting outright winners with his mighty backhand loop against the best players in the world.
The Nigerian legend is known for his powerful forehand 3rd ball attacks and relentless backhand punches.
The 2021 World Champion is a young, hard hitting Chinese superstar who will tirelessly attack every single ball.
A lightweight, high-quality racket, with a speed and control perfectly balanced.
Palio Legend 3.0
A fast, hard, spinny racket for uncompromising offensive players.
Top Training Exercises
It consists of hitting one backhand, then stepping around and hitting a forehand on the backhand corner, and then hitting a wide forehand.
It is a great exercise to work on movement and coordination, all while attacking your opponent.
¾ of the table forehand with open-up
For this exercise, the Aggressor will serve backspin and their partner will push long anywhere on the table.
The Aggressor then must open up and their partner will block anywhere on the table except the backhand corner. The Aggressor must hit everything with their forehand.
This is a great irregular exercise for opening up and following the open up with more forehand attacks.
Ideal for spin-based, powerful styles. Used by world no. 1 Fan Zhendong.
Butterfly Timo Boll ALC
A fast yet balanced blade with a huge sweet spot. Blade of choice of Timo Boll.
Tibhar Stratus Power Wood
A classic offensive with great feeling. The best for the developing attacker.
Butterfly Dignics 09c
A fast hybrid rubber with immense spin potential. The best for power loopers.
Butterfly Tenergy 05
The ultimate looping rubber, with rapid speed and clicky for topspin play.
Tibhar Evolution MX-P
The fastest rubber, designed to hit shots past your opponent effortlessly.
DHS Hurricane 3 NEO
Offensive rubber, ideal for 3º ball attacks and counter topspins.
Analyze your shots
As Aggressors are ultra offensive, they often take low-percentage shots. It is a good idea to analyze what bad shots you are taking to stop making as many mistakes.
Practice your serves often
Aggressors love to perform 3rd ball attacks. To enable their prodigious shots, they must have high-quality serves. This is why aggressors need to practice their serves consistently.
Think about tactics
Aggressors are often the players with the least tactical knowledge. They rise up the ranks due to their amazing shots but then plateau because they have little tactical knowledge and their opponents start exploiting their weaknesses. To avoid this, think about what you could improve on a regular basis.