Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
There are only three things you can do: lob, pass, or get there first.
Since I haven't hijacked a tread lately...
I think there is a 4th option that can be highly effective: going directly at a net person with either pace or big topspin. Granollers & Lopez just won the WTF Doubles by hitting soft spinners to the feet of the opposing players at the net (with some shots to the body mixed in). It was an extremely effective tactic and one which is certainly with the skill set of many recreational players.