Spin is the best tool to minimize risk of making a mistake. It’s also the way to import pressure on your opponents (see article: HOW TO DEFINE A QUALITY SHOT IN TENNIS?)
INTERESTING FACT :
ATP average topspin rates on the forehand is between 2700-3000 RPM and between 1800 and 2300 RPM on the backhand.
RPM - Revolutions Per Minute
Also in theory it should be easier to create more top spin with a one handed backhand.
So yes, top spin allows you to hit faster and still keep the ball inside the court.
Should we all play with one handed backhand then? Well, no! Why? Because in tennis variety of shots is even more effective. Therefore double-backhand guys will usually hit the ball lower over the net and mix things up with forehand and the higher arch of the ball’s trajectory. Of course competitive players intentionally change the rhythm of their balls to make the opponents feel more uncomfortable.
So maybe double-handed backhand is the answer ? Also no. Ability to adapt is the best way to survive out there but as you can see spin variation (and ability to unleash hell) is the key factor for all professional players.
What’s important to create spin?
Well we should always start from the technique. Loose arm, stable position, creating RHS (racquet head speed) with correct racquet angle is a good start 😊
Next we have racquet that partly determines how specific player wants to import spin and how much he wants to create. As already discussed in the article „HOW TO DEFINE A QUALITY SHOT IN TENNIS?” (click to view) , spin is not everything but of course it’s crucial for modern, nextgen tennis.
Then of course our favourite – strings that have to complement the racquet, the players technique and his approach to the game. Strings are as important as the racquet.
Ok, let’s get to the point. Spin oriented strings.
The best string for spin is Mayami Big Spin ! That’s all. Thank you, goodbye, see you on courts ! 😊
…ha ! Got you there, let’s explain in details all your options 😊
First we can discuss the SHAPE of the strings. How many edges / sides does the string have?
Most common shapes / string profiles:
I. 3 edges (for example Mayami Big Spin) that are very sharp and enable you to cut the ball in half (almost 😊)
II. 4 edges / square (for example Solinco Tour Bite, Confidential, Hyper G)
III. 5 edges / pentagonal (for example Tecnifibre Black Code)
IV. 6 edges / hexagonal (for example Mayami Tour Hex or Head Lynx Tour)
V. 7 edges / heptagonal (for example Mayami Hepta Power and Magic Twist)
VI. 8 edges / octagonal (for example RPM Blast)
VII. 10 edges (for example Volkl Cyclone)
VIII. Round profile / no edges (for example Luxilon Alu Power, Mayami Hit Pro)
From our experience strings from I,II and IV are the best for spin.
Next we can determine the THICKNESS. Thinner strings have better spin potential and they bite into the ball better.
Last but not least there is SNAP BACK. How fast the string can go back to original place after you hit the ball.
The faster the snap back the more spin you can get (that’s why most shaped strings don’t have the edges so much pronounced to still let the strings move and make the work for you). Of course you need to apply adequete force to move the string in the first place. Thats’s why in theory 18x20 string pattern racquets are believed to be worse in spin potential.