what's your backhand *slice to drive* ratio?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by millardus, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. millardus

    millardus Rookie

    May 20, 2011
    So, a practise partner of mine told me I go for the slice to often. I reckon in a tense match I probably would end up going 80:20 for the slice, but in saying that we play on low, astro type courts which are reasonably fast.... it is conducive to slicing....well, to good slicing.

    I suspect a good, hard slice (Something I am trying to perfect, and it is going well I believe!) should be very effective in general, but how much is too much I wonder?!?

    What do you reckon your drive-to-slice ratio is folks, and what level are you playing at?

    I'm around 4.0, and I must admit even opponents far stronger than me *seem* to slice a fair amount.

    I do notice that age has something to do though. Even mid-20's guys use slice a lot, but some 16-18 year olds I sometimes play (LTA 5.2 level for the mid-20's and the teens) hardly slice at all!!
  2. S&V Specialist

    S&V Specialist Rookie

    Aug 21, 2012
    20% of the time I slice. 50% of the time I go flat. 30% of the time I use topspin. I'm currently playing futures events (thinking about maybe joining some challengers) in the open.
  3. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    Slow moving, but hard hitting 4.0.
    Backhand side, 70% slice, 30% slight topspin, mainly for winners or passing shots attempts. Against a S/V player, obviously more topspin backhands.
    The normal rallyball slice is about 2' above the net cord, deep into NML, closed solid stance. Most effective slice is off a high ball, around eye heights, sliced lower over the net, back to target in a very closed stance, for a shin high skidding CC ball that lands middle of NML and near the CC sideline.

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