The pity of the serve and volley tactic is that has now become the domain of the journeyman.
In previous decades many attackers were all court players or baseliners who converted their game. Many of those players could play from the baseline and from the net, moved well and could return serve well to create opportunities.
The last 7 years however have seen a glut of serve volleyers who couldn't return serve well and couldn't stay in a rally for more than a few shots at best, hence the over chipping and charging tactic. Its disappointing and I don't really enjoy watching the current breed of serve and volleyers.
To give some examples. Chris Eaton really struggles to stay in any rally. I mentioned some tiome ago how surprised I was when I saw Dent play against Roddick at Queens. His backhand and return of serve were so technically poor. And that was in 2003 before all of the injury issues.
Who knows what will happen in future. If for instance, Indoor events decide for some reason to pull up the hard courts and go back to carpet courts (after all we keep hearing how punishing hard courts are on the body, and then they put them indoors as well
) Then maybe more players might use the tactic.
In 2005 Jim Courier was interviewed on BBC radio during Wimbledon, he said that the removal of carpet courts in his opinion was the main reason for the decline of attacking players. If the better players use the tactic more, then the level will rise naturally.