The title pretty much says it. They are typically slices from the opponent that I reach comfortably, a little behind the service line. I feel I should take control of the point, but I lose more points than I win from there. Any attempt to hit topspin results in contact near the bottom of the frame. I am afraid of hitting long when I hit up without topspin, so I end up pushing the ball slowly without too much spin. I have to hit it to the opponent's weak side in order avoid serious trouble. If I slice it, the result is worse than no spin - it goes up too high and lands short anyway. What shot should I develop for this situation? Ironically this shot is easier when the ball is deep. I can take a swing without worrying about hitting long, and I am not moving far( & back) from my neutral position near the center of the baseline.