If I hit the ball harder will it land in? I am able to take this shot early and have plenty of time to smack the crap out of the ball. The two chances I had returning this shot I hit long. The ball was skidding on the ground. Another way to phrase it. Should I reuse the pace of the ball and just return it or reuse the pace of the ball and add all my power into it? If there is a limit to how hard I can hit that type of shot depending on the balls incoming speed then I will take a more conservative swing. This question also applys for returning 130mph serves. Answers?