I usually make the mistake of "hitting it hard" when I get a really short ball, but of course I feel that these short balls are my best chances to finish the point so I have to do something. I use a right handed Western grip so my topspin forces a high short ball eventually, but this is where I lose most of my points. Do I want to be thinking purely angle, no matter how slow the ball is? When I do this angle, obviously I'll have to use more topspin (or just not hit the ball as hard) to keep the ball in play, but this still has to be a "calm, smooth" shot for me right? Of course even if I hit a good angle shot I still feel like I have to put some pace on it so the opponent never even touches the ball. Is this where I think use more topspin to keep a powerful angle shot in play?