I know practise is a must but what I am asking here is the technical and conceptual sequence of effective volleying in a game. I know about the racket angle face and more or less the posture to take. But my volley is still very inadequate! Say, I was 5, 6 feet from the net. My partner serves a turkey second shot, the lady on the other side wound up hard and hit a relatively big FH to my off hand side. I was keeping my grip in continental, racket pointing neutrally forward, but I wasn't sure what my cue was or how to start the sequence of volleying/poaching a shot like that. Lost quite a few points that way. Soon, I just opted to stick up the racket facing forward way in advance.