Okay, my threads on this forum are beginning to sound very similar to each other, but I still don't think I've gotten the type of answer I am looking for yet. Basically, my playing style is grinder-ish with no real strategy except to not miss, to hit side-to-side for rallies, not come into net much, and hit drop shots whenever possible. However, this makes me tire easily and instead of going to the gym to fix this, I want to change up my playing style a bit. (I won't go to the gym not out of pure laziness, but also because I have a bad back and don't want to screw it up further... my 16 year old back is as bad as an 80 year olds, I have been told). Whenever I get a shot in my "strike zone," or an "easy shot", or whatever you like to call it, I just hit it back as I would any other shot, with maybe a bit better spin/speed/placement but not enough for a winner. I want to learn how to really crank forehands to end the point (preferably with a winner/forced error, but even if I miss it that's ok, as this is not going to be a consistent shot). I don't really care about getting a ton of spin on it or anything, I just want to know how to bash the ball. In practice, whenever I try this and just swing all out, I usually shank it or it goes 50 feet out. Now, I don't care if I miss this shot a lot but it should at least be close to the court, not hitting the fence on the fly. So, the obvious solution is to watch the ball better. Yet even when I split step perfectly, focus on timing and am in the perfect position to hit it, watching the ball closely, it still ends up hitting the edge of the racket near the frame most of the time and not going very fast. I'm not sure how to correct this. I've never actually hit a ball extremely hard that goes in, and this is making me mad because I want to at least have the ability to do this, at least 1 time out of 10. I don't think it's arm strength or anything, since I can whack the ball pretty hard but it just goes way out or shanks. I want to have a forehand people will think twice about hitting to, even if it misses I just want it to be intimidatingly fast. I don't know why I always write essays on this board, sorry about that. tl;dr: I want to learn how to hit a really really hard forehand, emphasis not on consistency or spin.