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Old 01-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #17
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Default I disagree with the first part of the post

Originally Posted by corners View Post
If a tennis player is sufficiently skilled at spinning the ball he or she also has no distance constraints. Spin takes hitting long out of the equation and allows a player to swing as fast as possible, and presumably to accelerate after contact, although I don't know if this is done.

I remember reading in Steve Tignor's book on the Borg Mac rivalry that Mac was taught by [Palifax I think] to decelerate this racquet into contact, which might account for the peculiar appearance of this strokes.

I also remember reading that Martina N.'s serve stroke reached maximum acceleration just after ball impact, but I don't remember where I read that and don't even know quite what means.
I disagree with the first part of the post.
To go a little deeper if I may.
For ATP forehand 3 (see the classification of Yandell et al) the vertical component of the racket head speed has to go from 0 to 20 mph in 11 milliseconds.
It is NOT a piece of cake to achieve it.Some shanks are generated.
The banner example is reasonably skilled Fderer who shanks A LOT during some matches.
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