Originally Posted by kevhen
Well the swinging volley did not hold up well last night against 2 hard hitting 4.0-4.5 level doubles players (1-6, 6-1, 6-3 doubles loss) but it does hold up well enough against most 4.0s. It takes too much time to turn, backswing and forward swing when the incoming ball is coming in too fast. Some day I will get serious about improving my backhand volleys, probably focusing on a conventional one-hander with a continental grip.
The two hander does work well when the incoming ball is slow and you can really swing through it and add pace and some topspin to the ball to put it away.
Well part of knowing how to hit a swinging volley is also knowing WHEN to hit one as well. By practicing it you will gain an understanding on when to execute one in a match.