Originally Posted by jmverdugo
It is better to learn to hit it on the rise because you will face oponents whose topspin shots wont go down ever, they will hit the wall shoulder high. In the forehand side is not that hard to hit those balls, on the bh side it is harder but you can always slice it down.
I agree, provided that the ball has speed, not just height and spin. If it doesn't have speed, then you can probably wait until the ball comes down to chest height without being pushed too far back. Or better yet, you can drive-volley it at your favorite height.