Tennis Volley by MrRafa2712


									Tennis Volley: 4 Great Tips to Win More Points At The Net

Do you find yourself missing many tennis volleys or get passed by your
opponent easily when you are at the net? These are common problems that
many tennis players faced when they are at the net. I'm going to share 4
tips in this article that will help you to boost your tennis volleys and
you will see better results in a short period of time. If you are
fearless in how you exercise your volleys, you can go a long way toward
dominating the court and win more matches.

1. Switch to Continental grip

When you approach the net to hit a volley, you don't have much time, so
you need to switch your grip to the Continental Grip. The reason for this
is because it is the single most effective grip that gets your strings
facing in the right direction to hit the volley, whether it is coming at
you as a backhand or forehand shot. You are primed and ready to extend
your racquet to the right or left as necessary.

2. Shorten your swing

The volley is a shortened swing and a very simple shot. You are at the
net or coming close to it. You don't have room to make longer arm
movements, yet people often try to make it a lot more complex than it is.
The most effective way to "hit" a volley is to allow the incoming energy
of the shot to connect with your racket. There is more than enough energy
in that to make your volley masterful.

3. Direction to take when approaching the net

The key to moving in for the best strategic volley is to start running in
the same direct line that the ball traveled after you have hit the
approach shot. The purpose for this is so you will be positioned in the
middle of the various angles of returns your opponent may send the ball
back in. This should take you about six or seven steps, and put you right
at the net. You need to take up a split step as soon as your opponent
hits the ball. At that point if you keep moving forward to the net it
could weaken you, since your weight will not be properly distributed.
Once in a split-step position, you will have the flexibility and scope to
move on the oncoming ball no matter where it comes from.

4. Be prepared to play more than one volley

Your opponent is hitting the ball back at you. If the ball comes back low
over the net with good speed, your objective for that first volley needs
to be to punch the ball deep into a baseline corner of your opponent's
court. If your opponent hits wide to your forehand, volley the ball
straight down your forehand sideline, forcing your opponent to reach for
a wide backhand. If he returns a weak shot, you can volley to the open
court for the winner.
Take it from me, your friendly tennis coach. I want to see you succeed
and become an excellent tennis player. Try these tennis volley tips and
you will see significant results in your game.

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