Help on volleys

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by YEMntFtb, May 22, 2004.

  1. YEMntFtb

    YEMntFtb Rookie

    Apr 13, 2004
    my volleys are generally OK, but I cant depend on them as much as I would like to, and I tend to choke in big points if I am forced to return a good passing shot when at the net.

    Our schools tennis coach always tells me to get my racquet out in front, and I do this, but when the ball is hit directly at me, or into my body, I find it hard to move back and still punch out, how do I do this?
  2. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Professional

    Apr 13, 2004
    Common concensus has the ball struck at the body taken on the backhand volley. This ball is mostly a trouble shot and has to be played as such. I wouldn't be expecting or going for too much. If you get trapped more than you should on this shot or are slower than others to react to it you may have to look at your split step and the timing of it. Nothing like getting someone to feed balls at you to sort it out. Get them to mix it up a bit so you don't get it too easy and get lazy with the feet :)

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