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Old 02-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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the ability to hit both with spin and flat is very useful in so many situations:

- mixing up spins/flat during long rallies in order to force errors by mixing heights of the ball low, waist high & at the shoulders (slice, flat and topspin)

- using spins to hit high % conservative shots during rallies, i.e. can hit a meter or so (depending on spin and court surface) away from the baseline but stay neutral in the rally. allows you to recover and start a new sequence of shots.

- hitting passing shots that dip rapidly below the net.

- drop shots can cause more trouble for your opponent when they have a bit of side-spin.
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