Originally Posted by goran_ace
If you're that grooved on the ball machine I'd say stop hitting with the ball machine entirely and hit with a live partners. Volleying is one area of the game where you can get away with not being so great technically. Some guys have good hands, some guys don't. Your feet are more important in a live situation; it's more about your positioning/movement. You don't have to be a great volleyer if you're in the right place at the right time. Also, you could have great technique but if you're out of position it is meaningless.
4.5 on a good day