View Full Version : What does "hitting out" mean?

09-09-2004, 08:06 AM
I keep seeing/hearing this phrase and not exactly sure what it means?

Does it mean taking a big full swing at the ball?

09-09-2004, 08:31 AM
I think it usually means going for more pace on your shots. Usually implies a full swing.

But I feel that even on your normal strokes, you go for a full swing anyways. Maybe you don't torque as much, throw your body into it as much, push that extra bit of oomph into it--but almost all strokes should be full imo.

But yeah, it impies going for more power or pace. Throwing yourself into the shot. Or at least that's how I always interpretted it.


Bungalo Bill
09-09-2004, 08:39 AM
It means learning to hit through the ball. Your swing line into the ball needs to be long as you hit out towards the target. Nowadays, players have shortened their swing once they hit the ball because of improperly understanding new techniques such as the windshield wiping technique.

Hit through and out towards the target before you break off the swing to complete the followthrough.

09-09-2004, 08:55 AM
Thanks Bill, that really clears everything up :)

Speaking of which... glad I focused on this early... :)


09-09-2004, 09:17 AM
Thanks, that definitely fits with the context I have heard it used in.