Originally Posted by sureshs
So that confirms what I thought that the goal is not to keep it horizontal.
Then what is the best way to handle this vertical spin which came from the opponent moving the racket not like the usual path most people have, but with a scooping motion, as if opening a drawer in a chest.
Usually a ball with a lot of spin has relatively low speed. If, for example, you try to block this ball and if it doesnít dig into string bed but rolls on the racquet face then you have no control of the ballís bounce. So, you should hit the ball with significant flat (normal) component of the racquet speed around sweet spot then ball certainly digs into string bed and you will be the boss.