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Hi, in my work-place I am playing against the player who returns high balls which get to my shoulder/chest height on my backhand and forehand regularly. Usually, when I have space, I take a step back and I'm able to smash the ball with good consistency. However, since space is an issue here, I am having trouble figuring out a consistent method to return.
I am 5'5" and I end up jumping to try to mitigate the height, which is both tiring and results are inconsistent. I have thought about taking a step forward and contacting the ball on the rise, but I'm not sure if that is the best option.
I think stepping forward might be the best option given the restrictions.
Jumping would be another option but it does take a bit of practice and coordination to get that right.
Also remember that you don't have to hit a winner just because the ball is higher. Just play the most effective shot that you can.
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