Two player stand on the service line, one on each side of the center line. The coach volleys from the other side of the net alternating one volley to each player.
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 volleys much more comfortably and effectively.
A topspin volley is a transition shot, usually hit on your way tot he net. Once you are at the net you have to use regular volleys. Make sure you are moving forward after the swinging volley to get closer to the net and finish the point.
If you have a two handed backhand learning to hit a swinging volley is a must to help you take advantage of high, slow balls. Normally, the opponent will hit the ball high to defend against a very forcing groundstroke. A player with a good swinging volley can take advantage of the situation, catch the ball in the air and …
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The best place to practice your volleys is at the service line. There you will receive all sorts of volleys: high, low, half volleys, etc. Practicing too close to the net will make you feel good but will not develop your net game.
A little slice will help you control your volleys better. However, be careful not to overdo it. The clip will explain the best way to do this.
A short backswing is essential to execute solid volleys. However, keeping the backswing short does limit your power on the volleys. To compensate for that, use your body. Move through the shot.