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millardus 04-23-2013 07:38 AM

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

S&V Specialist 04-23-2013 07:49 AM

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.

LeeD 04-23-2013 12:36 PM

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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