Play as Close to the Net as Possible until the Opponent Challenges you with Lobs

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The closer you play at the net, the easier it is to volley. First, you are more likely to get high volleys that you can attack and secondly, it will be easier to cover the lateral shots because you are cutting off the angles.

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Hit Down the Line Often at the Beginning of the Match When Playing team that Love to Poach

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When playing teams that like to poach go down the line often at the beginning of the match. This will send a clear message to them to be careful about poaching.

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When at the Net and Playing Against two Players in the Back Keep the volleys deep Until you Can Put the Ball Away

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A frequent mistake when playing two at the net against two at the back is for the players at the net to try to hit forcing shots like drop shots or angles too early allowing the opponents at the baseline to attack the net or use angles.

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When at the Net Move with the Ball

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When playing one up and one back against the same formation, both net players need to be constantly moving up and back from offense to defense as the ball moves from one side of the net to the other.

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When at the Net with your Partner Back Find a Comfortable Balance Between Never Looking Back and Always Looking Back

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When at the net with your partner back there are two schools of though: Some coaches think players should never look back, other coaches think players should look back.

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If your Partner Gets Lobbed it May be Easier for you to Play the Next Shot

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When one of the players gets lobbed, the ideal outcome is for that player to hit an overhead. However, if the lob is too deep, the player reacting first should probably get it.

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Hit Low Volleys Back to the Opponent at the Baseline, High Volleys Hard at the Feet of the Opponent at the Net

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When at the net hit the low volleys back to the opponent at the baseline. Only hit to the opponent at the net when you can hurt him/her.

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