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Old 08-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by boramiNYC View Post
If the racquet is made of solid wooden block, the farthest point argument could make sense but strings are elastic which is why there is a sweet spot. Just try to hit the ball all the way at the tip of the string bed. It should produce most power but clearly it doesn't. String elasticity is a BIG part of power, control, and feel of a racquet.
Yes, of course. There is a point of diminishing returns. That's why I said inch/inch and a half.

I don't know of anyone who teaches this stuff, but most advanced players figure it out without thinking.

Experiment with it yourself.
Up your backhand.
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