I've been telling people for a while that watching the ball is essential. It helps with concentration, and you need to be able to identify the spin and trajectory of the ball. It's logical, and the worldwide generally accepted way of teaching. When playing though yesterday, I was just relaxing. It was just a fun match with a friend. I took my eye OFF the ball, and... had my eyes stay completely focused in one spot -my contact zone. Where I wanted to meet the ball. I looked at the ball, generally got the idea of where it was going to, and then just focused completely on the contact zone. And my shots were GOLD. Fricking AWESOME. Then I go out and try it again. Playing really well doesn't happen everyday, right? I focus on the contact zone -my shots are STILL gold. Hell, they're cooler I am. Not that that's hard, but I was still "in the zone". So, if you read this, try it. I want to see if it works for others, or it's just a fluke for me. Possible reasons I see for the improvement include: -Keeping the head still and focused on contact. A still head during the swing has already been stated everywhere to be beneficial. -The ball is a moving object. When you're focusing completely on the ball the entire time, your eyes have to keep adjusting. -You STILL keep the boost in concentration because you're focusing simply on one thing. So the ball came into my contact zone and line of vision, and I just pushed through it. And it worked for me, at least the first two times. I'll try it again today. PLEASE try this, let me know if it helps any.