i was talking to some fellow intermediates (strong 3.5 or weak 4.0 depending on how your pro rates) and they were mentioning losing matches recently because they ran into guys who hit alot of topspin and couldn't handle it. i have similar experiences albeit against guys who are 5.0 or 5.5's (and maybe one 4.5 guy)..... but the worst thing i find is that my stroke breaks down completely against these guys. almost all my shots go very long.... it's either trying to return with topspin and not being successful or hitting flat but the ball being much higher than expected on contact. what can we do about this???? i hit with eastern forehand maybe slightly towards SW forehand. i think the others are similar.... i hit flat to medium topspin and maybe heavy topspin defensively, but NOT offensively. more practice against these types?? move my forehand grip to SW? hit the ball on the rise??? .......... what has worked for intermediates dealing with alot of topspin. i know, don't play these guys till you get better.... but i could run into this at my own level, albeit with alot of inconsistency by opponent. thanks again in advance.