A lot of people panic when a dink or third shot pushes them wide at the kitchen. They often either make a beeline for the ball but have so much momentum they end up being very far out for the next shot. Others will often stretch and reach out for one of these balls. This often leads either to pop ups, or makes it hard to get back to the ready and on balance to our preferred position at the net. What you should be doing is a very quick shuffle step out , hit, and then a quick shuffle step back in.
This kitten illustrates really want you want to do at the net. quick shuffle out and back.