Direction of the stroke is related to the timing and angle of the impact point. The unwritten rule is that the ball will be following the direction to which strings of the racquet are directed to at the point when racquet intercepts the ball. Usually, in order to perform at their best, the players change timing of torso rotation to the ball while changing direction of the stroke

Counter attacking movement

Initiating preparation for the stroke that is considered defensive not only influences the stroke mechanics but decreases the levels of forces used in the stroke production. By changing the perception from defensive to counter attacking, the player can neutralize the attacking intentions of the opponent, placing him/her to the unfavorable position at the court

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