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Grigollif1
04-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Vid of the Byan brothers practicing volleys no wonder, how they have such great form. I never saw a practice like this before, with such a precision and velocity on the net..

http://videolog.uol.com.br/video?304373

m1stuhxsp4rk5
04-27-2008, 08:47 PM
ive done this drill very hard to do

spiritdragon
04-27-2008, 09:10 PM
yea, that looks like a really hard drill but i wanna try it.

[d]ragon
04-27-2008, 09:22 PM
incredibly control at the net

Swissv2
04-27-2008, 09:22 PM
I have done that drill many times. It is quite difficult, but does wonders for your reaction time. The majority of low level coaches always say "Form Form Form" - barking at you to "Unit turn, step in, Perfect Hit" but once you get going with this drill you realize its not about the perfect form, but more about quick hands and great control.

TENNIS_IS_FUN
04-27-2008, 11:42 PM
3.0 at best.

skierpaul
04-27-2008, 11:57 PM
That was awesome, thanks for the link!

HoVa
04-27-2008, 11:58 PM
3.0 at best.

pffftt.. my 2.0 seniors league can double bagel them.

stormholloway
04-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Video's obviously fake.

Defcon
04-28-2008, 11:48 AM
I'm going to try that drill tonight! Thanks for the link.

burosky
04-28-2008, 02:16 PM
I'm going to try that drill tonight! Thanks for the link.

It might be difficult doing that by yourself. :)

crazytennis
04-28-2008, 02:34 PM
A little clearer

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/doubles/2008news/instruction_bryans1.asp

split-step
04-28-2008, 09:49 PM
OH.MY.GOD! :shock:

I do this drill and feel like a bad *** doing it. However I do it really softly and my partner and I are really close to the net doing touch volleys from side to side.

These guys are at the Freaking service line really hitting through those volleys. Mad props.

35ft6
04-28-2008, 09:59 PM
That's an awesome video. Would like to have seen Mac and Edberg do this in their primes. The Bryan brothers have great volleys and they seem so doubles specific. The way they can hit a smash off anything above shoulder height and not totally blazing is awe inspiring.

Eviscerator
04-28-2008, 10:13 PM
Link does not work for me. :(

Hatari!
04-29-2008, 06:33 AM
Geez what if these guys were playing singles serve and volleying?

bluescreen
04-29-2008, 06:50 AM
wow, that was pretty sick.

Loco4Tennis
04-29-2008, 06:54 AM
gonna try this next time, good drill to get you moving and warm up too

slice bh compliment
04-29-2008, 06:57 AM
Geez what if these guys were playing singles serve and volleying?

They'd get passed. Like a first semester algebra test.

Excellent fundamentals, both guys, from every part of the court. But...
their mobility is more suited for dubs than singles. I mean, I'm sure they'd give some guys trouble, but not over the long haul. There's a reason they have decided to make their name(s) in dubs.

themitchmann
04-29-2008, 07:06 AM
I have done that drill many times. It is quite difficult, but does wonders for your reaction time. The majority of low level coaches always say "Form Form Form" - barking at you to "Unit turn, step in, Perfect Hit" but once you get going with this drill you realize its not about the perfect form, but more about quick hands and great control.

The trick is to attempt perfect form on every shot...though not always an option. Good form requires time, so by improving reaction time and footwork with drills like this one, you'll be faster to prepare and hit a good volley. I love this drill with more advanced students, and for those a little less experienced, I stand closer to the net and use a slower ball (PTR Speedball).

Hatari!
04-29-2008, 07:13 PM
They'd get passed. Like a first semester algebra test.

Excellent fundamentals, both guys, from every part of the court. But...
their mobility is more suited for dubs than singles. I mean, I'm sure they'd give some guys trouble, but not over the long haul. There's a reason they have decided to make their name(s) in dubs.

Yeah, you're probably right. Still, they wouldn't need to come in on every serve in singles. Maybe just after a good serve that stretches the opponent.

Indrid Cold
04-29-2008, 07:58 PM
I actually saw them doing the drill at WTT match. It amazed me and made me feel really bad about my tennis skills simultaneously.