When I watch advanced players practice groundstrokes, they are often standing several feet behind the baseline. Am I correct in this observation? I am wondering if this is because when hitting the ball deep to each other with alot of pace, they would start mishitting if they were standing on the baseline because the ball would bounce right near their feet? I follow this idea of standing several feet back because I feel it is easier to sustain a high speed rally, but notice that most of my opponents do not do this. I usually feel like I'm hitting better than my opponents during groundstroke practice, regardless of who is the better player during match play. So I'm wondering if my opponents stood farther back, would we be able to have better rallies during practice? If so, would you suggest to an opponent that they stand farther back?