I'm a little unclear about the ideal position to be in the service box when volleying in singles. I know that the closer you are to the net, the less distance you need to cover from side to side. Also the more difficult it is for an opponent to hit a low ball to you. However, I also find that the reaction time I gain by standing more in the back of the service box seems to allow me to hit cleaner volleys. I guess the question is when it is better to be in the front of the service box verses the back. And remember I'm only talking about singles.