- ETI 014 Alignment - Swinging Up and or Down
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Many ways to play this game, many ways to grip the racquet, and truly many ways to hit the ball.
Flat, topspin, slice, sidespin, under spin – just to name a few (if not them all).
We know to hit up on the ball for topspin, to swing slightly down on the ball for slice or under spin, and to swing more or less level for a flat hit. And one proviso, the ball will always leave the racquet with some amount of spin, it is impossible to hit the ball perfectly flat. But for our purposes, flat will mean a ball with relatively little spin.
But in addition to the swing path, and how that will help produce spin, consider simply the orientation of the racquet handle as the racquet accelerates toward the ball.
Pointing the racquet handle down during a down swing will magnify that leverage (good) and pointing the racquet handle up during an upswing again will magnify that leverage (good).
Build your awareness for this “alignment” and your spin will increase – REALLY
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