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 ()
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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 at the middle of the service line The player moves diagonally backwards to touch a cone on the coache's commandThis 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 little slice will help you control your volleys better. However, be careful not to overdo it. The clip will explain the best way to do this.This post is only available to members. Please register or log in.
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