Like many kids of my generation, I was taught to make the Power V at the Point Of Contact.
To hit the ball at full Extension.
The problem was I couldn't make it work.
I couldn't get around fast enough.
Yes, when I managed to hit the ball, I'd crush it.
But usually foul.
And to the opposite field.
As it turns out, what I taught was wrong.
It wasn't what the best hitters did.