Over many years I have heard tennis coaches say “Don’t swing at the volley” thousands of times.
And they are right.. Sometimes!
But for easy floating balls, it is essential to “Swing At The Volley!”
You just have to swing the correct way!
The important factor is to let the racket go back, but keep the elbow close to the body.
If the racket and the elbow go back then the stroke will have lots of power little control.