Originally Posted by SeriousSummer
I read an article on the math of the flight of the ball, and what I remember is that a ball hit at a height of one meter from the baseline at 67 miles per hour needs to clear the net by 1.8 meters if hit flat and 2.2 meters with topspin to land on the opposite baseline.
Of course you want to hit somewhat inside the baseline, but that's a lot higher than I expected.
Are you sure that calculation is correct? That's about 9 feet in the air if my rough estimation is right (I mean on the flat shot).
I can easily hit a ball within 2 feet of the net top and have it land out, I know this because I unfortunately do it too often.