It seems like I've been hearing the term, "heavy ball" a lot lately. Such as, "He hits a heavy ball", or "If you use a heavy racket, you'll hit a heavy ball." Also, "If you hit the ball more out in front, you'll hit a heavier ball". For me, I feel like my opponent is hitting a heavy ball when he either hits it flat and fast, or fast with lots of spin. The kind of shot that can make your racket torque on contact, unless you hold the racket very solidly on contact with momentum going forward. So, what exactly is a "heavy ball" ? And is there a technique to hitting it and/or is the weight of the racket important ? Just for reference, I hit mostly with a Pure Control (old style) and sometimes with a HPS 6.1. I have NOT added weight to either, nor done any other modification. On my forehand side, I'm now trying to hit the ball more out in front, with a medium speed, controlled windshield wiper finish. (If I try to generate lots of racket speed, I have "control" issues.).