https://vimeo.com/91206545 Most amateurs miss way too many balls in the net because they believe a good aggressive shot has to barely clear the net. They try to hit hard and close to the net tape. In reality, shots that graze the net, will usually land short regardless of how hard they are hit, and will be easier to return. In tennis depth is the crucial factor. As long as your shots land close to the baseline the opponent will have a hard time attacking them. The pros understand this concept perfectly and aim much higher over the net. Here we see a typical exchange between Stosur and Jankovic. Take a look at the net clearance.