Originally Posted by Povl Carstensen
I think we have been over this.
Ofcourse the ball can be hit outwards, even if you pull inwards (across the body), it depends on the angle between ball and the racket, and deflection. Perhaps you are confusing inwards and backwards.
ok, so for the sake of an argument, could you illustrate how that is possible?
imagine a ball as a circle where 12 o'clock is toward the opposite court, straight toward the center mark. To hit inside out FH (for righthanded player) you need to hit the ball anywhere between 6 and 9 o'clock. If you pull the racket inwards, the plane of the racket face is moving from general area of 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock (meaning right to left).
Could you explain how the plane (a racket) can touch a round object (a ball) between 6 and 9 while that plane is moving from right to left?