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Old 02-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by _craze View Post
Well, here's a video of Sampras doing it:

I don't know if it was a half-volley or not, but if not, this is what it would look like. At least against a harder shot.
...the first ball he hits is a half-volley (ball hits the court and you finesse it back in the court), not a volley. The second shot is a classic volley, no topspin there.

So if what you're doing is a half-volley, then fine...that's one more tool in the toolbox, and everybody who comes anywhere near the net needs a half-volley.

The Williams sisters, among others, do use a swing volley when the ball is up high, and it's basically a topspin groundstroke in stroke path. Doesn't work for me, or most volleyers, but if that's what you're doing and it works, fine. I don't see how anybody can hit a true topspin volley against a low ball, so I'd like a video of what you're doing, too...
Watch the ball, hit it hard, and don't think...
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