Published on 08/15/2017 by Brady

How do you go from hitting some topspin to a ton of topspin? In today’s lesson, find out how differing racket paths and racket speeds produces significantly different results.

31 comments

  • Charles Williams 3 months ago

    You have some excellent videos. Nice job on the buggy whip forehand. Get out to the cities and do live lessons. You will make money.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Thanks Charles! I’m hoping to put some clinics together in the future…for now you have to look at me through a screen 🙂

  • irving Ashkenasy 3 months ago

    great lessons I am starting to do better in my game thanks to you Have a great weekend
    I will be on the court tomorrow with new approach Thank to you and Mark

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Happy to help! Glad to hear that you’re continuing to improve.

  • DeWitt Thomson 3 months ago

    Always “spot on”. Working like crazy to get it (lag), and this demo helped a lot>

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Keep it up DeWitt!

  • Guy Driesen 3 months ago

    Hi Brady, on your stroke with more topspin I see your weight is more on your back leg. A must for more topspin ? Thx !

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      Brady 3 months ago

      Great question Guy. Definitely not a must and something I really should have addressed. I tend to do this (not even consciously) to help get my racket path to move more vertically. I like to coach this on deeper balls but not necessarily on neutral balls near the baseline.

  • Ricardo Potenza 3 months ago

    Awesome! you made it cristal clear. Congratulations . Its proven that my net clearance improved big time. Best regards from Brazil

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  • Ernesto 3 months ago

    Very helpful ! What is your advice for short/low balls ? Is it still possible to hit a top-spin ? Thanks !

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Most definitely, actually it’s recommended. Next video tackles this topic!

  • Ted 3 months ago

    Very helpful but more for advanced players
    I am 4.0. Top spin is simply harder less consistent shot for 4.0

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      At a 4.0 level you can definitely hit with topspin Ted. In fact, you’re going to need to hit with spin if you want to move up to a 4.5 level. In your practice sessions try to incorporate at least a little topspin on both forehand and backhand sides.

  • Gustavo 3 months ago

    Very helpfull ,your clarity and demo are super.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Much appreciated Gustavo!

  • Gill Davies 3 months ago

    Thanks Brady, a helpful lesson as always. Could you do one specifically on bending the knees for various shots? It seems obvious but I’m sure there’s the right way to do it? Thanks.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Most certainly Gill. Very important topic!

  • Mark Sullivan 3 months ago

    Brady
    Many thanks for taking the time to share all these little tips with us.
    Watching as I am from England – the expression buggy-whip is a new one to me – so I am going to look it up as a soon as I’m finished
    Mark

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Buggy-whip forehand, reverse forehand, vertical forehand…many names but same meaning. I think Darren Cahill started calling it that years ago.

  • onie tey 3 months ago

    after your demo, i can get my topspin back to work

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  • Philip Monzon 3 months ago

    Your lessons are extremely helpful. Thanks.

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  • Harold Goren 3 months ago

    Good tips, Thank you.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Thanks for watching Harold!

  • Eric Mann 3 months ago

    Excellent. Not getting enough topspin causes many errors in junior tennis.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Thanks for watching Eric!

  • Pedro 3 months ago

    Thanks
    Excellent video

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Much appreciated Pedro. Good luck with your game!

  • Paul Naruse 3 months ago

    i enjoy your lessons. As to hitting more top spins, I think how high over the net you hit is also the important element. Although you hit in the same way, the higher you hit over the net, the higher the bounce you get. This may not mean more top spin but the higher jump of the ball gives the impression to your opponent that you are hitting more top spin. Make sense?

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Good net clearance + topspin = nightmares for your opponent.

  • Dottie Wiencek 3 months ago

    I like all your lessons. Today was for me to remind me to bend my knees.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 months ago

      Thanks for your support Dottie!

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