Hit the shot that will have the best chance of winning the point. 9/10 times that will mean hitting overheads and high volleys in the direction of the net player.
Originally Posted by LeeD
Plus, at higher levels than you play, most players will get your overhead back no matter how hard you hit it near them.
Even if "at higher levels" the net player can get the ball back, the chance of it being more effective than the shot a player from the baseline could hit is very low. Play the percentages and take it to the net player.