After two days of paying more attention to my feeds, I was definitely getting in the habit of not watching the ball and have now been focusing on watching the ball when feeding.
I also have been trying to be very deliberate about my footwork and slowing everything down. Even slowing down, I noticed that I was not consistently getting proper spacing being myself and the ball due to lazy/tired footwork. Trying to get perfect timing and spacing on EVERY ball seems to be a challenge even with the slow pace.
The two practice racquets have helped as well exposing the same issues of not watching the ball long enough and need of better footwork. I really have to watch the ball and have plenty of time to be in correct position with them.
RACQUETS: Vantage 100 (Strung: 11.5 oz, 4HL, 67ra, 16x19, 27.5")
CURRENT STRING: Genesis BM 16 @ 58lbs Mains / OGSM (natural) 17 @ 62lbs Crosses