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Old 08-29-2007, 01:02 PM   #14
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There is one important detail missing from the description. The pace of the ball. Hitting it like a serve is always an option albeit a lower percentage shot. Same is true for smacking it for a winner. The high percentage play is to hit it back deep off a ground stroke. Depending on the pace, you can either hit it on the rise or step back and hit it on it's way down. The main key is hitting it around your strike zone. Whatever you are comfortable with (on the rise or on the way down) is the shot you should take.

It is tempting to tee off on these kind of shots specially when there isn't much pace. Once in a while, if I'm feeling zoned and/or I have an insurmountable lead, I do give it a go but more often than not I opt for the higher percentage play.
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