Originally Posted by user92626
For me, most often, like when the ball isn't well above the net that there's not a clear straight line to opponent's court, tilting racketface down is a must if you hit with enough force and up motion. Otherwise the ball will sail long.
After a while all becomes a familiar feel and you still come out and rally to reinforce that feeling.
I've been having trouble with the ball sailing long. I think I used to do this when I was much younger and much better. I was a decent 16yo and it was because of my forehand. Good to hear someone else does it. I'm so sick of it going long, that if I rip one and it hits the net tape I would be THRILLED. they ALWAYS sail on me. This might fix my woes mate. I'll let you know after I hit tomorrow.