Originally Posted by sureshs
The other important point is hitting through the ball. It is not about hitting across the ball, but hitting through it. And the role of racket manipulation in fixing the direction - it doesn't come by the same swing and some different contact point in a risky tangential collision with the ball. It comes by planned contact and hitting through the ball.
Not sure what hitting thru the ball or tangential collisions mean to you, but racket travels
on an arc as it moves thru the ball...not the imaginary line towards the target,
as proposed in traditional instruction.
Really the only interesting discussion about this is how sharp is the arc and where does it
get sharper, along with how does that relate to the path of the hand.
This straight line towards the target is a myth that is dead.