Originally Posted by greystar403
Like Nadal short (barely past the service line). If I try to put it away, I only get passed because it's so close to the service line and I'm limited to what I can do with a ball over my shoulders. Now I know how Federer feels on his bh side...
Don't put it away, be patient and use it as an approach shot. Place the ball in the corner or to your opponent weaker side. Remember placement over pace on approach shot. Don't rush, get your racquet back early, proper footwork, hit the ball just below shoulder height. Another great option is a drop shot, just depend on where your opponent is at.