Originally Posted by Mick3391
Topspin is incredibly important. However the problem these days is that kids are trained to ONLY do topspin. To be an all-court player, we need topspin when it calls for it, flat shots when it calls, and slice.
I think you got the point of the post. Yes topspin is very important for today's game, but it is only one element and plays a supporting role, not a dominant role. Topspin doesn't win matches. When was the last time someone lost and said "I couldn't handle the guy's topspin?" Topspin is an element of tennis, not a strategy.