Originally Posted by Dly
I can hit volleys decently in practice, but on the rare occasions I find myself at the net in matches, I just screw up. I shank and mishit a lot. Even when I get an easy putaway floater, I rarely make clean contact and put it away.
Sounds like your snatching at it. During matches your panicking because you don't feel comfortable at the net, and hence you hurriedly snatch at the volley and don't make clean contact or mistime it. Then by missing the volley your confidence is further dented and the vicious cycle continues.
My tip: play lots of doubles in a relaxed environment to build up confidence in your volleys.