Developing a One-Handed Volley for Two-Handed Players

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A one-handed backhand volley is much more effective than a two-handed volley because of the additional reach. Here are some ideas on how to help a two-handed player develop a better one-handed volley.

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One Hand or Two Hands for a Backhand Half Volley?

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When hitting a backhand half volley, players with a two handed backhand find it easier to hit the shot with two hands, however, just as on regular backhand volleys a player that can hit the shot with one hand will have an advantage, especially when having to hit a shot far from the body.

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Backhand Approach and Backhand Volley Down the Line

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The coach places the mini net parallel to the side line, between the service line and baseline (not quite in the middle). The players then have to play the following combination of shots: Forehand down the line (to the coach) Backhand slice down the line (ball should land in the area between the mini net and the side line) Final …

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Same Volley Grip for Forehand and Backhand Volley?

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What is the ideal grip at the net? In general the Continental Grip can be used to hit a forehand and a backhand volley. However, small adjustments on each side are acceptable. The emphasis is on “small.”

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Volley Contact Point – Forehand and Backhand

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It is important to differentiate between the contact point on the forehand volley and on the backhand volley. On the Forehand you want to make contact in front of the body with the wrist laid back. On the backhand, the contact is more on the side of the body with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and racquet aligned.

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