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    The "trick" to low biting slices

    Yes, a slice serve will bounce lower than a similar trajectory topspin or flat serve which is testimony to this. But I maintain that pure backspin stays lowest.
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    The "trick" to low biting slices

    leg spinner then flipper. Which one bounces the lowest? Pretty sure the physics is the same with a tennis ball.
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    The "trick" to low biting slices

    Backspin also keeps the ball low which is also a fact.
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    Passing shots

    What do you guys think about chip and charging someone who's serve and volleying to cut down their angles. I've had someone do this to me when we were drilling serve and volley and it's really annoying haha A big part of my game plan against this player is getting to the net before he does...
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    Passing shots

    In theory this is very sound advice, but I think my problem is that he's getting fairly close to the net and on synthetic grass a low sliced ball can skid through a bit often in an unpredictable fashion. But maybe it's more possible than I think and I'm just panicking and trying to hit the ball...
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    Passing shots

    I have a bit of trouble with the first part, especially when hes hit a deep (either penetrating or floating) slice bh to my bh side that is fairly central (gives me no angle). I also have trouble really quickly slipping my grip (without the non dominant hand) at really short notice to go from...
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    Passing shots

    You're right the lob will keep him from closing in so far, I need to work on that as much as I can. It is a trade off with taking the pace off the ball, in general its a good idea, for the reasons you mentioned, but at times it can allow him to close in further. I guess I just have to mix it up.
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    The "trick" to low biting slices

    Thats right it can chase you (cramp you up) when you run around your bh or make you lunge a bit when it goes the other way wide to your fh. It means your hitting with more of a change of direction to hit the ball in as well. But I think the higher the level the less of an issue this is.
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    The "trick" to low biting slices

    Not in my experience, either way the most penetrating slices go straight, not swinging with sidespin. I know its part court geometry, but the number of times players (including pros) try to fade the slice bh approach dtl and get stung with the fh pass is amazing. Sidespin is halfway to topspin...
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    Passing shots

    I play on synthetic grass against a good serve and volleyer who chips and charges regularly, and is very solid at the net (closes reasonably well) with a decent overhead. I find it quite frustrating as my strokes break down. My single handed bh in particular struggles with the demands of...
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    The "trick" to low biting slices

    I find two things are crucial to penetration on the slice bh: 1. Hitting straight through the ball, keeping your strings perpendicular to your target and racquet travelling toward your target as far as you can, without breaking the V at the back of your wrist. (Point 2) 2. Keep your wrist fully...
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    Should Federer take break from Tennis?

    The only break hell be taking at this stage of his career is retirement......
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    Should Federer take break from Tennis?

    His pep talk to Zverev at Laver Cup has come back to haunt him......
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    Where are the NextGen Tsonga/Soderling replacements?

    Kachanov has the big early wind up like Soderling and Kyrgios modelled his fh on Tsonga.
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