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Old 05-10-2013, 07:48 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by rkelley View Post
If I want more topspin then I direct my swing path to be more vertical.
Not that this is false, but your swing path has a greater influence on the ball's flying increment than on its spin.

If you want more spin, without changing anything else, close your racket face a bit. The idea is that you'll get to make contact above the center of the ball with a closed face, meaning that the upper edge will get accelerated forward. As you swing a lot faster forward than upward -- I've rarely seen pros going beyond 30 degrees of swing path prior contact, including Nadal on clay -- you'll get more spin that way.
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