Originally Posted by SStrikerR
I'm not trying to get my wrist more involved than I have to. But I don't know all the mechanics of the stroke, so I have to guess at what is wrong. Basically, when I hit, my racquets strings are perpendicular to the court most of the time, whereas pros strings are more parallel. What could I be doing wrong?
You make things too complicated. Forget the WW thing. Just drive through the ball with racket face open or slightly closed. When the ball goes to the net, your instinct should activate and you want to swing upward as if to drive the ball higher to clear the net. Pros don't care about WW. They drive through the ball like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FoCRbd8bg