To stop overhitting, stop posting in the pro discussion board.
Everyone talks about overhitting.

Yeah, wrong section and all. But no big...
Hey, while we're here: how come nobody ever laments their UNDERhitting or APPROPRIATE-hitting?

"I haven't been going for too much too soon. I've been doing a good job of playing within myself. I've become very consistent. I've gotten good at constructing points. I set stuff up, then I put the ball away! It's like, I know what I'm capable of, and I do it! OMG! Someone please help me! I need to go for more winners prematurely. I need the crowd to oooh and ahhh more!
Please help me!"

Never hear it.


Maybe you are not using enough topspin, or you are holding your racket head slightely too open. If that doesn't work, tighten your string tension.


Change your grip slightly, see what happens. Either that or take some pace off of it and stop trying to DRIVE it.


Something that I have started doing recently with success...choke up on the racquet a little when you are positioned in the midcourt.

When I find myself drawn in and hitting an approach shot, I choke up on the racquet just a little. That way I can take a good cut at the ball and it shortens the distance that the ball flies. It makes perfect sense. Think baseball...when you want to swing for the fences, you use a heavy bat and take a big cut. When a hitter wants to simply make contact to advance a runner etc., he chokes up a bit (a bunt is nothing more than an extreme "choke up" to guarantee contact with the ball). You certainly won't hit the ball as far. It's simple physics. I started playing around with the idea and have found that it really works. I used to overhit mid-court balls all the time. Now, I don't. Improves accuracy as well. Like I said, it allows you to still take a nice cut at the ball (which gives good spin and keeps the ball from going long as well).

The reverse is also true. When I am pushed back far beyond the baseline, I drop my grip off the racquet just a little bit. Adds momentum and depth.

Also, play with your string tension. That can make a big difference as well.