Originally Posted by WildVolley
World Class basics? That's a good question.
I'm not sure how I should limit this, but I'll give a rough first pass:
1) Continental-grip serve with decent racket drop.
2) Unit turn on both sides.
3) Topspin drives both sides.
4) Continental grip volley.
5) Split-step footwork.
Those seem too general...
That's why I put a limit to 5 items/areas - my list would be miles long otherwise! I'm sure everybody will have a list of 5 things every player should be able to do, I'm wondering if it's possible to synthesise them into a sort of "Super 5"!