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Old 01-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2004
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My definition of a "Heavy" ball is one that feels like it is about the rip the racket out of your hand. This would be a ball with a lot of spin when it hits your racket (vs. before the bounce). I remember playing a senior guy when I was young who had an underhand serve (he was father to top junior players so he really knew the game). The first time I tried to hit this ball back it almost took the racket out of my hand. Even playing a whole set, I never really could return the serve - just couldn't compensate to get the ball to come off my strings in the right direction.
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