Originally Posted by treblings
i heard an interview with Janko Tipsarevic where he stated, that the top pros clear the net higher than say youngsters at the futures level, who tend to hit as hard but generally lower over the net.
Yes, Treblings. If you sit at court level in a good pro match near the net, you'll see the ball clearing the net by two, three feet or more. It's the topspin that brings the ball down. Most pros hit close to 2,000 RPM on groundstrokes. Rafa Nadal over 3,000 RPM.