Has anyone tried hitting topspin shots with utterly insane net clearance? Nadal hits 10ft or so above the net, but has anyone tried hitting with 4 storeys of net clearance? The height of an average office block? Not flat dinks either, but actual topspin lobs that go 4 storeys high and bounce at the baseline? Preferably to the backhand... Obviously this tactic could only work outdoors (so those of you lucky enough with access to indoor courts can count yourselves out)... Has anyone tried that, and was it effective? At the rec level, if you did not take this ball on the sharp rise, it would easily bounce over the back fence. At the pro level they have more back court area, but still, the ball will probably end up in the stands if not taken as a half volley (which is a risky shot). If someone did that to you - how would you counter it? You'd be forced to play risky half-volleys from the baseline all the time? You couldn't go to the net to smash it, because even John Isner cannot reach 4 storeys high.