The correct apex of this shot is the goal! It will land in the middle of the kitchen which forces the opponents to hit "up" and unable to "drive" it back at you. Nice air time also allows you to get to the kitchen line ready to return their shot. In addition, if you hit a drop shot like you do a dink shot, with a grip strength of 3 out of 10, you are more likely to be successful in the drop shot more often than not.