The history of shock top spin

Top spin stood as an independent hit in the 1960s. Interestingly, the blow with the same name and a similar effect long before that, back in the 1920s, began to be used in the tennis.


  When in table tennis have been used new materials, that is, there was a sponge rubber, at the same time and there was a top-spin. All other types of overlays (spiked out, with long spikes, anti-spin) are not suitable for this purpose. First pads with spikes inside appeared in the 1950s, but it took almost another decade before the kick was born under the name of "top spin." The first top-spin began to use the Japanese, who at that time could not cope with the European champions and looking for new ways to play on the trim. First Japanese tennis topspin used as an intermediate impact on pruning and I must say, quite successful in this than the confusion as athletes of the Old World. After the European Championships 1960, held in Zagreb, the team of the best European tennis players, which included Bertsik, Harangozo, Shido and Vogrink, went to month tour of Japan in order to learn a new "Japanese trick" - top spin.


  The first steps of top spin in Europe were difficult. Athletes mastered blow as newcomers learn it and play many matches. Initially topspin used only as a riposte to backhand trim. But soon topspin widely spread across Europe, which led to some strange consequences. The blow was so unusual that the correct execution of only one top-spin almost certainly led to a gain points. Top spin applied only to trim and solely as a blow to the forehand side, but gradually the time to make their own adjustments.


  The first player who applied backhand top spin tennis became of the German national team Eric Arndt, reached the final of the European Championship in 1962. Then it hit all seemed very specific, and it took a lot of time before such a topspin took place in the art of table tennis, which he now occupies.


  Modern athletes who are building their ability to attack hit with rotation, trying to hold a top-spin, not only for trimming, but at every opportunity, including the attack against the opponent. One of the first athletes who used such tactics games, was a famous Dragutin Shurbek.


  Naturally, after the appearance of top spin and improved methods to counteract it. There were innovations in the art of the game, allowing attackers to take punches to the upper rotation; have developed new materials to help fight rotations (eg, lining anti-spin). But that did not stop top back to become one of the major, if not the most important, element of art that athletes, especially Europeans, used for the attack, and during the game offensively. I wonder what has happened in China craze top spin. There are many tennis players are still playing overlays studs out and did not use blows with a strong upper rotation. Therefore, top-spin can not be considered a basic element of table tennis in general, but at the same time is the basis of one of the areas of the game.


  Development of top-spin led to the fact that there was a whole galaxy of tennis players, plays practically no protection, because it is difficult to simultaneously hold professional techniques to protect and be good attacking player. However, the technique of athletes defensive style has also changed: more and more often they are "surprised" his attacking colleagues unexpected rotations (which became possible due to the modern and very "fancy" overlays), and try as soon as possible to move to counterattack, shoot down the rhythm of the opponent's attacks and often leads to win points.


  At the first stage the use of top-spin reduced the speed of the game of table tennis. The first top-back is a slow, high enough punches to the rotation, which dominate the actual rotation, not the speed of the ball. To the chagrin of the audience and experts turned out that, unlearn topspin, players have completely forgotten about the attack hit without rotation. But after a while the "slow" top spin was overcome, and the game has become faster, and strikes - efficiently. Modern topspin combines strong rotation and speed of the ball. This was facilitated not only the development of technology, but also the improvement of materials: steel lining both "fast" and "revolving".


  Now, many tennis players use punches to the upper rotation as the basis of his game and often lead through them the whole rally. Most of these players are used as top-spin forehand and backhand topspin as to catch all balls only forehand topspin is virtually impossible.

According to the materials of the Internet

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