This is for doubles. By Shallow shot I mean a soft block from the opponent, close to the net but not a drop. This usually happens when the opponent returns a smash or a clear straight, so I move forward and see the opponent in the back corner. Now what should I do? I am quite comfortable on the backhand side for such a shot. I can do a cross drop which usually catches the front player in surprise. Or I can do a cross flat lift which often forces a backhand or weak overhead return of the back player. However I’m not nearly as comfortable on the forehand side. My forehand cross drop is not as polished. And if I play the cross lift, I can’t generate enough speed to make it effective (plus it’s going toward opponent’s forehand corner) So I end up playing straight drop and straight lift (to the tram line towards opponent’s backhand) more, which are not usually effective. This bothers me quite a bit as I see this as an advantageous scenario but just couldnt profit. Any suggestion, on shot selection or drills to better the shot, is appreciated.