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Old 01-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #39
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In days past when players spent time between the baseline, and the net the half volley was a legitimate stroke which was drilled, taught and practiced because it was often used in matches.

The way tennis is taught now the only reason a player would have to hit a half volley is because something went wrong, which is why it is seen as more as an improvised thing now.

I see it with kids all the time these days.

Jolly: "Did anyone every teach you how to hit a half volley?"

Kid: *Blank stare*

Where players of old would hit a half volley and come in, younger players just stay back and hit a groundstroke.

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