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Wilsonbro11 02-13-2013 02:06 PM

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

LeeD 02-13-2013 02:09 PM

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.

wanda 02-13-2013 02:19 PM

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.

USS Tang 02-13-2013 04:01 PM

Make sure it's a continental grip.

corbind 02-14-2013 01:14 AM

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.

luvforty 02-14-2013 05:26 AM

http://www.feeltennis.net/how-to-hit-tennis-volley/

this one talks about the feel of volley, where you allow the ball to knock the racket head back.

this promotes the correct grip pressure.

Mahboob Khan 02-14-2013 07:45 PM

Firm continental grip (base knuckle of the index finger on panel 2).

kopfan 02-15-2013 01:45 PM

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.

wanda 02-16-2013 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvforty (Post 7213547)
http://www.feeltennis.net/how-to-hit-tennis-volley/

this one talks about the feel of volley, where you allow the ball to knock the racket head back.

this promotes the correct grip pressure.

I like what this guy is saying

corbind 02-16-2013 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kopfan (Post 7216675)
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.

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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