I wish I had a great slice. I can manage a reasonable backhand slice and can chip off either side - but the kind of wicked slice I play against sometimes is such a weapon that I keep trying to develop a similar shot. Until I get there though - I was wondering if anyone has a good defense against the Slicer - the guy who slices almost every ball, forehand or backhand. Often, I can't even tell whether the ball will drop inches over the net, with a nasty sidespin; or will sling low and hard over the net, landing near the baseline, drilling into the court with ridiculous backspin. Sometimes the ball doesn't bounce at all, it just skids - so you have to practically get down on all fours to make contact. I try to take these out of the air to avoid that unpredictable bounce; but if you hit this ball too aggressively, it's likely to fly out. It's impossible to "take the shot away" from the Slicer, because they can slice just about anything. I know I have to live with the slice, but is there a way to neutralize it?