Getting to the Volley: on the Run “Short Sprint”

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Here, the training focuses first on the forehand volley and then on the backhand volley on the run. The player starts in the middle of the service line. The coach feeds the player a wide ball which the player should volley – striking downwards if possible.

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Aggressive Backhand: Following the Coach to the Net

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The coach tosses the balls up with high frequency while moving backwards toward the net. The player should follow the coach, let the ball bounce and execute an aggressive topspin backhand.

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Volley/Groundstroke Mini

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A player alternates hitting one groundstroke and one volley with a coach on one service box.   Training goal: This drill is designed to work on coordination and rhythm. Load and Reps:  This exercise fits very well in the warm up section of a training unit. 2 to 3 minutes should suffice.

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Tossing Drill to Work on Diagonal Sprinting

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The drill focuses on short diagonal sprints forwards and backwards with quick changes of direction.  The coach has absolute control…

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Topspin Forehand Volley: Following the Coach to the Net

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The coach tosses the balls up with high frequency while moving backwards toward the net. The player should follow the coach executing topspin forehand volleys.

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Aggressive Forehand: Following the Coach to the Net

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The coach tosses the balls up with high frequency while moving backwards toward the net. The player should follow the coach, let the ball bounce and execute aggressive topspin forehands.

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