Topspin Groundstrokes in Tennis Doubles
You Don’t Need Topspin Groundstrokes in Tennis Doubles
Topspin groundstrokes in tennis have become widely popular in today’s modern game. Tennis coaches are often found telling their players to add more topspin to their shots. Topspin groundstrokes are definitely shots that are welcome in the singles game BUT for doubles, the concept of hitting high “loopy” shots from the baseline isn’t encouraged as often.
Reasons to Exclude Your Topspin Groundstrokes in Tennis Doubles
When you’re hitting a nice deep shot (full of topspin) towards your opponent’s baseline, you’re creating the perfect opportunity for your opponent to hit a nice easy volley, allowing them the chance to poach, or allowing them to catch the ball on the rise and take over the net. If you have the ability to create a nice angled topspin shot or allow your topspin ball to land at the feet of your opponent, you can continue to use those shots.
Topspin groundstrokes in tennis typically employ the semi-western or western tennis groups. You may want to see whether you’re holding an extreme grip and if that time it takes to switch your group is affecting your half volleys and volley game.