Originally Posted by rufus_smith
After you hit a short ball you are in a very vulnerable midcourt position. Imo, against better players you have to return the ball within 6 inches of the baseline or they will have an easy winner. Medium or high bouncing short balls should be no problem to return well. Low ones are difficult.
This is the one where you MUST have a slice. Even on the forehand side you are better shoveling this out with a slice to a good position.