volley grip

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  1. Wilsonbro11

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    When hitting a volley do you like to have a tight grip on the racquet or a loose grip?
     
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  2. LeeD

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    FIRM grip.
    Not tight, or you lose movement, touch, and feel.
    Not loose, unless you already planned to hit a drop volley.
    If you KNOW you are going to hit a drive volley, deep and penetrating, then a tight grip is OK for that particular shot.
     
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  3. wanda

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    When you're in the ready position 'waiting' to volley you need to be relaxed but alert. I loose grip is fine here. At contact with the ball though squeeze so you have a firm grip and a firm wrist. If as LeeD says you're executing a drop volley then relax the hand but you'll still need a firm wrist.
     
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    Make sure it's a continental grip.
     
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  5. corbind

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    It depends a lot on what you're trying to do with it (placement) and how hard the opponent hits it. If the opponent crushes it likely you'll have to have a looser grip to absorb more power otherwise you'll spray the ball long.

    If he hits soft you'll have a firmer grip if you intend to volley deep.
     
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    Firm continental grip (base knuckle of the index finger on panel 2).
     
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  8. kopfan

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    Just firm, not tight as you are squeezing the handle. Just like the way you handle your serve. Some guy may prefer to hold in the mid handle to have a more firm and stable volley. When you opponent hit a very hard passing shot, just tighten up a little and deliver a punch volley. Soften your grip when trying a drop volley.
     
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  10. corbind

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    Most of my game is volleying and, for me, I'd aforementioned opposite of my experience. If a guy hit a screaming shot I need to relax my grip on the handle or I'll volley it to the back fence based on his power alone.

    Another net situation where a guy hits a soft shot I'll compensate by actually tightening my grip thereby generating more of my own power/using more of his to hit a volley. Volleying has a lot to do with how firmly you grip the handle and is varies constantly.
     
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