New millennium, new levels of play
As with many sports, the turn of the calendar to a new century produced a new generation of platform tennis players who infused the game with a heightened level of athleticism and rapidly changing skill sets. Elbow-bending slices turned routine overheads into unplayable winners. Vicious spin serves caromed off two and even three screens to make aces part of the game. Two-fisted backhand blasts became the norm rather than the exception. An influx of converts from the tennis community was at the forefront of the new emphasis on physical play and new-honed skills.
Source: Christina Kelly, Passing Shots: A Pictorial History of Platform Tennis, 2010