Watch the ball and to try to watch it into the strings is NOT a myth. Watching is not quite the same as seeing. If you are on the lookout to put the ball on the string, you may not see it, but you are being attentive to the task and should get better contact and have a more stable head. Seeing the ball actually touch the strings is something different and may not happen according to current science, but watching attentively is still possible. watch - verb (used without object) 1. to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively see [see] , saw, seen, see·ing. verb (used with object) 1. to perceive with the eyes; look at.