How do you play your cross-court net shots? Once again, I'm exposed to 2 seemingly orthrogonal approaches: 1. Use wrist action Put it simply, this involes mainly cocking and uncocking of wrist to cut/hit the bird. Arm movement is minimum. Initial preperation is same as straight netshot. 2. Use elbow In this approach, the wrist is almost like it is locked in space during execution (while the preparation phase is much like a straight net shot). Perhaps a better phrase to use is to "pivot around the wrist". The elbow is brought closer to the body and dropped down. Shoulder of the racket hand also moves closer to the racket. This way, the racket is swung vertically up from the side. I know my descriptions may be somewhat flawed, but I hope you got the picture. At any way, advocates of both approaches claim that the respective approach is deceptive. Advocates for #2 claims further that use of wrist should be minimized as small muscle groups tend to be imprecise (and thus not very consistent). However, I find #2 involes a lot of body movement that may prove detrimental to the rally's continuity (particularly recovery). What do you think?