here is a quiz for the tennis coaches and the coach wannabe's.... why is it necessary to drop the racket head for ground strokes? 1 common answer is that you need to drop it so you can brush up for topspin. but what if player just wants to hit a flat ball with not much spin.... the racket drop is still necessary. why? arche3 - stuff like this you don't learn in lessons..... real men figure stuff out.