Matt is right on! The best shot is the one that puts you in the best position to win. I would add two thoughts also. One good reason to hit a deep return crosscourt is that it gives you plenty of time to get to the NVZ. Also, it's probably a bad idea to do the exact same thing every time.Try not to be too predictable. A great shot to hit occasionally is a drop return crosscourt. If you do that well no more than a few times a game, you'll likely catch them off guard and outright win the rally, or the partner will try to get it and leave a lot of open court.