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Forward rotation imparted to a ball by a stroke, as in tennis.


(General Sporting Terms) sport spin imparted to make a ball bounce or travel exceptionally far, high, or quickly, as by hitting it with a sharp forward and upward stroke. Compare backspin



a spinning motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate forward.
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Noun1.topspin - forward spin (usually of a moving ball) that is imparted by an upward stroketopspin - forward spin (usually of a moving ball) that is imparted by an upward stroke
spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)


[ˈtɒpˌspɪn] n (Tennis) → effetto topspin
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Use heavy topspin shots as they bite into the clay well, giving it a more unpredictable bounce and it will make it difficult for your opponent to put counter-spin on it.
Fourteen 10 and 11-year olds from across the Colne and Holme Valleys attended the Topspin Study Centre at Thongsbridge Tennis Club.
The two approved projects are a grant of pounds 5,470 for teenage members of the Topspin Table Tennis Club, who will make a film about racism and a grant of pounds 9,500will allow Merseyside Society for Deaf People to employ two youth workers with sign language skills.
When US tennis coach Vic Braden asked several leading players how they hit a topspin shot, they all told him that they rolled their wrists at the moment of impact, yet, when he filmed them, none of them did this, Gladwell said.
Similarly, in a move called "Follow," Austin hits the top of the cue ball to give it topspin.
For instance, pushing up on the right stick gives the ball some topspin, while pushing up on the left stick makes sure you hit a deeper shot.
Jess Weinstein, the Adidas marketing communications manager, is known for his topspin and has been extremely active in the past couple of weeks.