Originally Posted by normrose
In order to gain maximum spin is it helpful to strike the ball on the side.
Watching a video of Fernando Verdasco it appears he is striking the ball on the side, as opposed to coming straight up the back of the ball, as he comes from low to high?
yes...to try to work straight up the back of the ball will destroy the flow of the
stroke to some extent. Hitting up and across the side as you noticed, can help
to preserve the natural arc and keep up the flow & rhs. It also lets you pull across
stronger to add accel as needed.