How does ball pocketing affect spin? In the traditional view of spin, spin is created by brushing the racquet across the ball. However, since the ball will pocket if the stroke is hit with sufficient energy, does the idea of "brushing" become irrelevant, since there is no "brush" if there is "pocketing" I would imagine the deeper the pocket, the less brushing there is. Does that make any sense? Or am I totally misunderstanding?