I see guys at the courts who let the ball drop so they can hit a groundstroke instead of taking the overhead. I like to take the overhead even behind the baseline. That's not a problem, I just make sure not to hit down on it. The overhead is one shot, besides the serve, you can practice on your own. Use your racket to hit the ball straight up, let it bounce, then go for the smash. I think some people might think it's a difficult shot only because they never practice it. Your overhead doesn't have to break the sound barrier. Just learn to direct them DTL or CC and you'll get lots of placements. (Generally, lots of points can be one by placing a medium paced ball away from your opponent rather than trying to over-power him, IMO). If I'm in a match with a slugger who can't smash, I won't hesitate to lob him mercilessly. But some people flat out tell me, "The overhead is a really tough shot". Agree or disagree?