The net game plays a very important role in tennis. Although the singles game has changed dramatically in the last 30 year from a net-oriented game to a baseline-oriented game, volleys and overheads still remain one of the main tools used by singles players to finish points and the percentage of points won when charging the net is quite high and very significant.
In addition, the story is quite different in doubles. Although there has been the same shift to more groundstrokes during a doubles match, the net game still prevails and the all good doubles players are effective volleyers.
Whether you are a singles player or a doubles player, feeling comfortable around the net will only make you better. In this section you will find everything you need to help your players accomplish this.
- All ()
- Agility ()
- Approach shot ()
- Approach Shot Tactic ()
- Backhand ()
- Backhand Volley ()
- Complex Training ()
- Coordination ()
- Drills ()
- Endurance ()
- Feeding by the Coach ()
- Flexibility ()
- Forehand ()
- Forehand Volley ()
- General Tactic ()
- Green Ball Stage ()
- Groundstroke Introduction ()
- Groundstrokes ()
- Half Volley ()
- Instruction ()
- Live Ball Drill ()
- Lob ()
- Mini Tennis ()
- Net Game Tactic ()
- Off Court Warm up ()
- One-handed Backhand ()
- Orange Ball Stage ()
- Organization ()
- Overhead ()
- Passing Tactic ()
- Power ()
- Rallying Tactic ()
- Red Ball Stage ()
- Regeneration ()
- Return ()
- Return Tactic ()
- Returning Team Tactic ()
- Serve ()
- Serve Tactic ()
- Serving Team Tactic ()
- Slice ()
- Sliding ()
- Speed ()
- Strength ()
- Stretching ()
- Tactic ()
- Technique ()
- Topspin Volley ()
- Toss ()
- Two-handed Backhand ()
- Volleys ()
- Warming up Strokes ()
- Wrist ()
Players play with a coach on one service box alternating one half volley and one volley.This post is only available to members. Please register or log in.
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Two players are at the net. They alternate touching the net and moving back to hit an overhead. The caoch alternates the feeds.This post is only available to members. Please register or log in.
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The player starts in the middle of the service line. On command, he runs forward to touch a cone placed on his right side of the court.This post is only available to members. Please register or log in.
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The player hits three shots:
An approach shot a first volley and a finishing vollley. The coach feeds all shots.This post is only available to members. Please register or log in.
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A topspin volley allows you to take a high, slow ball in the air and hit it aggressively. The shot is technically very similar to a shoulder level shot. It requires a short backswing and great acceleration. Make sure you add this importa...
Hitting the ball in front of the body is essential for a solid forehand volley. Therefore, work on keeping the elbow in front of the body and laying your wrist back.This post is only available to members. Please register or log in.
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