Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Today
we’re going to demonstrate the slow spinny topspin. The main part of the slow spinny topspin is
to make sure that your stroke is quite vertical. So you need to start with your bat down at
knee height or even lower then the bat comes up almost vertically and finishing nice and
high. The contact needs to be a very fine brushing
contact. If you can get a fine contact then you’ll get the ball to go a little bit slower
with a lot of spin. If your contact is flat then you’re not going to get much spin and
the ball is going to go fast. The next thing we need to think about is when
do we do the slow spinny topspin? It’s best off a backspin ball. Off a flat ball or a
topspin ball it’s difficult to get that looping spinning action so it’s much easier when the
other person pushes the ball to you, it’s got a little bit of backspin and then you
can lift it with that slow spin. The trajectory of the ball is really important.
We don’t want the ball going too low necessarily for this type of stroke. You can get the ball
to go up higher over the net. It just breaks up the rhythm of the game and the rhythm of
the rally. If you’re always playing fast then the blocker will start to get used to it.
One of the advantages of the slow spinny topspin is to be able to break up that rhythm and
put one up a little bit higher with lots of spin and give the blocker something different
to look at.