Originally Posted by boramiNYC
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.