Originally Posted by gatorbait01
On a similar note. Do you guys feel it takes more energy to hit massive topspin?
I swing basically as hard as I can and transfer the added energy into spin to keep the ball in play. Better players handle my spin fine, but I find myself worn out in long matches much sooner than my opponents. At first I thought it was a fitness thing. Now I'm wondering if I'm "wasting" too much energy trying to hit the "heaviest" ball I can. This could be a bad idea. Not sure.
How much damage does your heavy ball really do to your opponents? Obviously generating those heavy balls is doing damage to yourself, so is the tradeoff worth it? If not, you are helping your opponent wear you down and beat you.