Side spin

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Last updated 10 years ago

Cody Jones

Cody Jones Asked 10 years ago

What is the best way to hit a ball with side spin, backspin, or both back to your opponent?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Cody,

Firstly you need to see which way the ball is going off your bat.  Once you see what effect it is having on your bat then it is a matter adjusting the angle of your bat to allow for the spin.

If the spin is taking the ball down and to the right because it has sidespin and backspin, then you need to angle your bat up and to the left to counter the spin.

It is often a matter of trial and error to get it just right with this.


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