I have had lessons for a while now, and I am always curious about why pros choose to stand where they do for feeding, and also what makes them decide not to feed and instead to hit with you. Frequently when we work on groundstrokes, my pro stands at the T, feeds a ball and then keeps hitting it back to me if my shot is anything he can reach. He rarely hits with me from the baseline. Why is that, do you think? Is it that it helps him see better and communicate better if he's closer? I sometimes wonder if I'm getting into a bad habit of hitting short in my effort to hit it right back to him. Then again, plenty sail over his head, so maybe that's not a problem . . . I don't really mind, but I'm wondering what his thinking is. Is there some sort of progression in how a pro feeds/hits with a student he's been working with a long time?