Top Spin - Is this Good Correct info

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Tennis_Ace, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Tennis_Ace

    Tennis_Ace New User

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  2. NamRanger

    NamRanger G.O.A.T.

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    Pretty accurate, the last part though is a misconception that most players don't get. To get a truly effective topspin, it's not just pure brushing of the ball. You still have to hit through the ball, it's more of you hitting up and through the ball. If you brush too much, you will more then likely dump it into the net.
     
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  3. WildVolley

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    Yes. It is accurate.

    However, many pros can hit large amounts of topspin starting their stroke very close to the horizontal plane of the ball (not that far under it). This is because they accelerate the racquet much quicker than a beginner and have stroke mechanics which impart a vertical component to the ball in a short amount of time. But the video is correct. If you drive the racquet through the ball on a plane parallel to the court you are going to hit flat or underspin. If you add a vertical (low-to-high) component to the racquet path, you'll get topspin.
     
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  4. Tennis_Ace

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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