For me it looks like its doable when saving a 'sucker' passing shots like herein videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooMEN0-HyYk#t=13m35s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooMEN0-HyYk#t=10m34s In what I have seen, I can outrun those passing shots if I have the mentality of 'never say die' and a quick reaction to outrun it. Look at the speed of the ball. If it bounces, half of its speed is gone and ball is still travelling up, and to the peak, and it descends after that. We know its hopeless coz, we let them passed. We let the ball say goodbye. But if we face our head to the same path as the balls direction, and do an UsainBolt run with eyes focused on the ball but our face straight to the balls path. If we turn our head facing on the travelling ball we will loose the race. POssible? One more thing, this technique needs a strong forearm and a wrist power to put the ball back like a half volley. Or a slice upward motion.