Originally Posted by fuzz nation
Another great attack with that slice approach can be leaving it semi-short (not quite a drop shot) so that it forces opponents to lunge forward and shovel the ball up. Step up (yes, to the net) and enjoy your free lunch! This is the "north-south" sort of attack that's worth considering in case you can't beat someone with more of an "east-west" array of shots.
THis is a version of what I advocate and discuss in the Smarter Targets thread.
While I usually tend to use the short angle in conjunction with it, we seem to be
looking for the same effect. When you work it on an angle, you can keep it even
shorter and open up the court more as well.