Volley to my feet in double.

#1
Today I played a double match. got the ball hit to my feet a few times and lost the points.
what shall I do next time to alleviate this problem ?
 
#5
The most important question to ask is "what shot did we hit prior that allowed the opponent to hit down at my feet?". Then work on not giving your opponents that opportunity.

Once your team hits a sitter, there's nothing you can do to prevent them from hitting at your feet. At that point, all you can do is get ready to defend.

Having the ball hit at your feet is not the end of the world: with good reflexes and touch, you still stand a chance to get the ball back.
 
#6
Today I played a double match. got the ball hit to my feet a few times and lost the points.
what shall I do next time to alleviate this problem ?
Where were you standing on the court when this happened? Up at the net? In No Mans Land? As S&V stated earlier whatever shot preceded the shot at your feet has a lot to do with this scenario. Your partner has to hit balls based on your positions on the court. It's bound to happen every now and again where your opponent hits a ball a your feet or even at you for that matter.

I love to hangout at the baseline, but I have no problem running in for an opponent's drop shot or even better to hit an approach shot. There is some strategy to double's play, talk to your partner about placement or learn to have quick feet and faster hands.
 
#7
Where were you standing on the court when this happened? Up at the net? In No Mans Land? As S&V stated earlier whatever shot preceded the shot at your feet has a lot to do with this scenario. Your partner has to hit balls based on your positions on the court. It's bound to happen every now and again where your opponent hits a ball a your feet or even at you for that matter.

I love to hangout at the baseline, but I have no problem running in for an opponent's drop shot or even better to hit an approach shot. There is some strategy to double's play, talk to your partner about placement or learn to have quick feet and faster hands.
--- my partner served and I was the net man standing around the service line.
 
#12
You will always have situations where you are not in the best position. If a volley is coming to your feet, try to step forward and hit a low volley, preferably with the BH. Moving forward on the volley is good technique anyway. If the ball is going to hit the court before it reaches you your only choice is a half-volley. I like to hit the half-volley on my BH side, and direct it to the person who isn't at net. If possible a drop shot off the half-volley can be very effective.
 
#13
Today I played a double match. got the ball hit to my feet a few times and lost the points.
what shall I do next time to alleviate this problem ?
If you have good court positioning remember to bend your knees to get down to low volleys

Hopefully you're not standing in no man's land


Good to keep alert and in an athletic stance as the point unfolds and not flat footed with arms down at your sides.
 
#14
Find a good practice wall. Stand about 8 feet back and practice volleys. You will have to strike the ball firmly to prevent it bouncing and making you half-volley.

When it does bounce, however, it will be low and often at your feet. Keep the ball in "play" as long as you can. Keep moving your feet to prepare for the next volley.

A couple sessions like this and you might just start returning those shots to your feet.
 
#18
If your partner was serving, why were you standing at the service line? You should have been closer to the middle of the service box. From that position you are in a better position to attack the return rather than having the ball returned to your feet.
He's not standing in the most effective position but it is good to learn how to play balls hit at your feet too.
 
#20
Absolutely. But best done in practice sessions. Not in matches (as the OP indicated).
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Sometimes you do have to make it up on the fly though. You have a rough rectangle of 5 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet to hit the ball and the ability to mentally calculate the three-dimensional point at the peak of the ball is something you have to figure out when you're playing.
 
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