Reading the spin on a serve

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Last updated 9 years ago

matias chambers

matias chambers Asked 9 years ago

How do i read the spin on a serve?


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Matias,

You need to watch the way the bat contacts the ball. As a guide, if the bat comes underneath the ball or down the back of the ball, it will impart backspin. If the bat brushes up the back of the ball or over the top of the ball, it will impart topspin on the ball. If the bat brushes the side of the ball it will impart sidespin.

We cover these topics in our Receiving Secrets course.


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