Finesse. I can bang 'em with the best of them, but I use that with placement in order to come to the net. The most satisfying shot for me in all of tennis is to hit a cross-angle volley to win the point, and then watch my opponent walk 3 courts down to retrieve the ball.
Oh, and disclaimer... Ask your coach to work with you on split-stepping on your way to the net. It will work wonders for "de-ugly-fying" your volleys. It's a bit of a PITA to learn, but once you have it down I bet you'll be switching to an all-courter.
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