I usually do pretty well with my overheads. I'll boot one now and then, but I hardly ever hit them into the net (tending to miss long or wide when I do miss). I am happy with my overhead, for the most part. In singles, I will go behind the opponent or right at their feet. In doubles, I will go at the feet of the net person, or an angle or up the middle if both are at baseline. So far, so good. Still, there is one type of overhead I have never, ever hit in a match or a practice. It is the overhead that is struck so hard that it bounces too high for the opponent to reach. I wonder if I should try to learn to do this Extreme Bounce Overhead, and if so, whether there is a way to learn it while practicing on my own. I worry that someone 5'4" like me might be wasting her time. Is this Extreme Bounce Overhead especially useful, and if so, when is it best used? What are the things to keep in mind to make sure it bounces high enough to be unplayable? Also, a pro told me that it is possible to slice an overhead. I think I have seen the pros do this, when they hit an overhead and bend it away from their opponents. I have played around with slicing overheads, and I can do it. The result is always good for a few giggles (opponents will badly misjudge the ball), but I am not sure when it is best to use this shot. Does its success depend on where I am in the court, where my opponent is, or something else?