is a natural way to get the ball in the court, especially
when hitting it hard. At the professional
game, because of the high speed of groundstrokes, it is a
must. It is too risky to hit the ball flat and too
close to the net. Even for beginners, topspin develops your
game faster than a flat stroke, giving you a longer contact
with the ball.
Agassi, for example, is not a flat hitter, even though many
times he has been described as such. Agassi hits his forehand
at an average of 1,700 RPM. Andy Roddick's first serve rotates
at close to 3,000 RPM. Roger Federer hits some groundstrokes
with so much topspin that the ball has been known to bounce
twice within a few yards. These guys are good because they
started with topspin.
you are a competition player, or just a plain beginner, topspin
gives you several advantages. You cut on errors, you get more
feel and control, you get confident and confuse your opponent,
who has more difficulty in hitting with precision.
from Oscar, the "Topspin Master", with his book
and videos (DVDs). Oscar revolutionized tennis coaching in
Spain, Latin America, the USA, in Russia with his first book,
and worlwide with ESPN International. You'll have more wins
and more fun!