Generally, you want your third shot to drop into the kitchen, so your opponents will not be able to slam it back at you. There is one situation in which a different strategy works better. That’s when one player has stayed back near the baseline or in no man’s land. When you see that, hit the ball fast and low to that player’s left foot. The objective is to keep your opponents struggling in the back or middle of the court, so you can maintain a huge advantage at the kitchen line.