Originally Posted by sureshs
Isn't it practically impossible to swing upwards with an open face and yet contact the ball?
Wow, no not at all, unless I'm missing something. I would say it would be the natural instinctual thing players without any instruction would do. By open face I mean say 5 or 10 degrees and coming from underneath the ball such that there is no brushing action but rather a kind of flat hit angled slightly upwards. You know like backyard tapping tennis.