Volley – Think Catch for Great Volleys

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The key to great volleying is to change your mentality. At the net you need to think about catching the ball – not hitting the ball. Set your strings right behind the ball and then just push.

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Half Court Points from Offense to Defense

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Players play on half the singles court down the line. The rally starts with a deep feed from the coach to one of the players into the playing area. The player hits the first shot crosscourt back to the coach. The coach volleys short …

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Stroke Training: Volleys with a Change of Direction

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The players take turns hitting two volleys. The coach hits the first ball towards the “T”, or middle of the service line, the second ball low and short to the other side. To keep the shot frequency high, the player should play a controlled …

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The Advantage of Using a Continental Grip on a Forehand Volley

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Players usually learn to volley using their groundstroke forehand grip and for a while it works quite well. However, in order to continue to improve, it is very important that they switch to a Continental Grip. This grip will allow them to hit low …

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Do not Use the Wrist on your Forehand Volley

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo An effective forehand volley requires a firm wrist. The movement of the racquet head comes from the forearm and shoulder. The wrist will increase the power of the volleys but also the mistakes. Keep the wrist firm and enjoy the control!

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Developing a One-Handed Volley for Two-Handed Players

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo 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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How to Handle Body-shots at the Net

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo When at the net facing a ball that comes straight at you, your best option is to use a backhand volley. Unless you have time to move out of the way, you will never reach an effective position with a forehand volley.

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