Originally Posted by LeeD
I suggest learning how to volley.
The old rackets were softer than anything today, and some pro could volley OK with them.
seems harsh, but it's true. Stiff racquets may give the impression of better volleys, but once you correct your technique you'll find that you can hit great volleys with a soft frame, and not only drop volleys. I never thought my Ozone was a good volleying racquet untill I had my strokes really improved. Sometimes I still have troubles with some volleys, but now I see that when I make the right things my volleys go deep, with power, placement, pace etc. I shouldn't blame the racquet (even though it takes some work to notice that).
By the way, what's your racquet?