For forehands should you hit the ball at the center of the racquet?

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  1. ktncnttl

    ktncnttl Rookie

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    For serves, you should hit the ball at the upper part of the racquet for more torque and reach. For other strokes should you aim the ball at the dead center?
     
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  2. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Nope, the serve shouldn't be hit with the top part of the racquet.
     
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  3. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Semi-Pro

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    Shouldn't all shots to come out the best be hit at the sweetspot?
     
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  4. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    Actually, some pros do teach that the upper third of the racket fact should be used on serves. The upper third has more racket head speed than the rest of the frame and helps to generate not only power, but spin. I myself have experienced this.
     
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  5. SageOfDeath

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    what's the upper third? The highest part of the racquet divided by 3? You could hit with the top part of the racquet but you will have a higher chance of framing it.
     
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  6. kevhen

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    Yeah I prefer hitting serves around 2/3 the ways up. You go too high though and the ball will come off strange but anywhere between 1/2 and 3/4 up the string bed is usually pretty good for serves. Groundstrokes I aim for the center.
     
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  7. theace21

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    They call it the sweet spot for a reason...It is the most responsive part of the racket/stringbed...
     
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  8. peripatetic

    peripatetic New User

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    But aren't sweet spots located in different parts of the string bed for different racquets?
     
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