Originally Posted by Topspin Shot
Give a good player a ball that sits up at eye level, and he'll hit it pretty well, one hander or not. Give that same player a ball that kicks up to eye level and penetrates the court, and he'll struggle much more. The point is that there's a lot of factors that go into whether a player can rip a ball, not just the bounce height.
This, move your feet and position yourself so you can strike the ball within your strike zone.
Eye-level stuff is really the last resort, and it's just a bad option.