help with backhand volley

Korangster

Rookie
the thing is, i cant get any pace on it. i fell like i have no control or court penetration, especially when i am aproaching. when i s&v, its all ways that first volley to my backhand that makes me give a way the point. the shot always pops up for an easy put away. plz help!!

Chan
 

anchorage

Rookie
Sounds like not very good contact. Assuming you've got the basics (chopper grip, playing ball in front, moving forward into the ball, etc), make sure you're not moving the racket across the line of the ball too much (of course, you shouldn't be swinging the racket at all on volleys).

So, as you see the ball coming, try to get the racket immediately to the height at which you'll be contacting the ball. If it's going to be a low ball, bend the knees. Unless it's really low, keep the racket head up, don't let it drop way down.
 

baek57

Professional
you need to step into your volleys... if your balls are popping up you are probably falling backwards which means your racquet face is opening up, therefore popping the ball up.
 

Nellie

Hall of Fame
don't try to cut the ball to slice it. Instead hold the wrist firm and hit the ball with a slightly downward path (like a slice back hand). Bend at your knees and not your waist, and keep your handle in front and below the head of the racquet.
 
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dakels

Rookie
Many people have this problem of presenting too open of a face and pulling down on the BH volley. Try to practice keeping a flat (vertical) face to the ball, properly turning the shoulders, and stepping in to the volley. Keep your wrist fairly tight when you are learning to pop your volleys. You don't need or necessarily want to grip your racquet tighter. Just keep your wrist from flopping and slicing. The volley push should be coming from your shoulder and step in, not wrist.

Note: the technique here is for early learning. Adaptations and other factors become more flexible with more advanced strokes. You may see pros be very wristy, with open faces, even swinging. This is not something you should try to adopt in the early stages of learning.
 
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WildVolley

Legend
I second the advice of people who think you are probably trying to chop down on the volley, and opening the racquet face too much in the process.

Think of punching the racquet through the ball on your bh volley. Keep your movement short and get your shoulders turned and your bodyweight through the ball. It is a simple direct movement.

Once you get a feel for the shot, the bh volley is usually a more natural shot than the fh volley.
 

In D Zone

Hall of Fame
here's some quick illustration on volley: Notice which leg steps forward and how to positiion the racquet during volley.
 
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Bungalo Bill

G.O.A.T.
the thing is, i cant get any pace on it. i fell like i have no control or court penetration, especially when i am aproaching. when i s&v, its all ways that first volley to my backhand that makes me give a way the point. the shot always pops up for an easy put away. plz help!!

Chan
Waht does your feet do?
 
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