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Old 01-07-2014, 08:33 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by dominikk1985 View Post
I think in these days many players hit volleys too soft and try to hit too many touch volleys often with extreme backspin. sometimes that is a good option but in many cases a hard (not super hard just a solid speed) volley deep into the court will get the job done.

if you watch mac or edberg they will hardly try to spin it or do a fancy trick but just smack it hard into the open court.
I think this is good advice. It is too bad that they slowed down the courts together with the modern technology that makes a solid first volley like you have derscribed become inffective as the ball sits up more and the pros' passing shots are so good now. About the only option a pro volleyer has is to hit a drop shot or an extreme angle.
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