Practice the right spin

Practice the right spin

Being able to execute varied strokes effectively and efficiently will allow the player to serve better and more competitive strokes and will be present a challenge to the opponent. This will also create opportunities for the player to score points and win the game easily.
The two main spin techniques would be the topspin and the backspin and being able to execute either one of these with a suitable force, will create ideal circumstances for the possibility of the opponent not being able to take and return the stroke successfully.
A topspin shot is shown when the ball is hit by sliding the racquet up and over the ball as it is being hit. The friction between the racquet’s strings and the ball will cause enough momentum to make the ball spin forward towards the opponent.
This kind of shot will bounce at a lower angle to the ground as the shot dips down after impact. The natural friction caused by the bounce angle will create the topspin as the ball moves towards the opponent’s side of the court.
The backspin shot is executed in an almost opposite manner, where the sliding of the racquet under the ball is positioned just before the return contact is made. Requiring only half the racquet head speed it will cause the ball to generate the ideal backspin or slice that is needed for the return stroke.

In this instance, the player is not required to change the direction of the already spinning ball. If the oncoming ball is already in a topspin motion, the returning stroke will effectively create the slice hot as the rotation is maintained through the stroke. The direction of the shot can be changed but the ball will continue to spin from top to bottom as it moves away from the player towards the opponent side of the court.

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