Etymology

1. topspin

noun. forward spin (usually of a moving ball) that is imparted by an upward stroke.

Etymology

  • spin (English)
  • spinnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • top (English)
  • top (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Sentences with topspin


1. Noun, singular or mass
When used to chip the ball, wedges can be used to stop the ball quickly or roll the ball to the hole with topspin.

2. Adjective
Stand 10 to 25 feet away from the wall to practice flat or topspin shots, 10 to 18 feet away for slices or 6 to 10 feet away to work on volleys.

3. Noun, plural
As you become more advanced you may want to hit the ball with more topspin -- a forward rotation of the ball.

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