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Topspin shots

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Graham L
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Hi Tom

In your video with Stephen you demonstrate the difference between f/h drive and topspin where the bat starts almost vertical to impart topspin.  In the video changing from push to topspin the bat is somewhat closed to start.  I am a bit confused, can you please clarify as I would like to develop my f/h topspin as I am currently flat hitting and missing a lot.

Regards Graham

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Tom Lodziak
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Against an incoming backspin ball, your bat angle should be more open and you brush up the back of the ball. 

Against an incoming topspin ball, your bat angle should be more closed and you brush over the top of the ball.

Take a look at this video, which shows how you need to change your bat angle...