Net Game

Net Game


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.

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Mixed Overheads

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Can the players decide what sort of overhead to hit? No! The coach should instruct them. After the feed, the coach should shout “bounce” (the command for hitting an overhead after the ball bounces) or “air” for direct overheads o...

Mixed Overheads

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The coach mixes lobs in all directions and up and back.  The player has to adjust and hit overheads.This post is only available to members. Please register or log in.

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Move Through your Volleys

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A short backswing is essential to execute solid volleys. However, keeping the backswing short does limit your power on the volleys. To compensate for that, use your body. Move through the shot.This post is only available to members. Plea...

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