The Half Volley Makes you a Complete Player at the Net

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A good half volley is an essential shot for any net player. Before you reach an offensive position at the net you will frequently face a low shot around the service line. Sometimes you will be able to volley this shot but many times you will have to take it off the bounce. A solid half volley will help you …

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Move Through the Half Volleys

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Half volleys are transition shots usually hit while moving towards the net. They require a very short backswing and a fluid, compact swing. Therefore it is important to use the body momentum to help control the shot. Players should focus on moving through the shot as opposed to split stepping, stopping and then hitting the half 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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Half volley Technique

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Hitting a half volley requires a very short backswing and a low to high swing. Setting the racquet head behind and under the bounce of the ball and hitting up and out will help you control the shot. Drop the racquet head slightly so that you can hit up around the ball as needed.

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Volleys and Half Volleys in the Short Court Alley

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One player plays always a controlled forehand volley. The partner will alternate between one backhand half volley … … and one backhand volley. It is important that the players try to alternate the half volley and the volley every time. This will tax their coordination but even more imprtantly, their perception.

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Stroke Training: Volley and Half Volley

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The players alternate between a volley and a half-volley close to the net. To keep the shot frequency high, the player should play a controlled volley back to the coach. In other words, the ball should remain in play. Starting position near the service line One player right, one player left Goal of Training: Training the technique and footwork for …

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