You have a talent for beating drums.
Didn't I tell you to knock before opening the door?!
Being hit with spiked bats really hurts!
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means strike or beat, so the verb version is to strike or to beat.
Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You haven't learned this reading yet, so here's a mnemonic to help you:
When you're going to strike something over and over it makes a ta-ta (たた) sound. Imagine you're about to beat a steel drum, for example. Now listen... たた! There! Did you hear it?