Originally Posted by jmnk
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?
What am I missing here? You just described how to hit an i/o forehand with sidespin.