I find passing shot is not my first choice when I see the guy is stand kind of in the middle (between the two service boxes). I don't know, may be it is like the goalkeeper thing - standing in the middle make it seems like he is covering a lot of ground. I would either lob or punch the ball right into his chest if he is not a great volleyer. My usual strategy (please correct me if this concept is wrong) - bring the guy to the net on one side, usually dtl to me, then pass cc. It is harder to bring a guy up when he is cc, but the dtl passing is easier. What is the better way to bring a guy to the net? and at when relative position to you? cc or dtl? And do you pass when you are face to face dtl right in the middle?