Coaching Tip - March 2021

    The Low Volley
    Forehand or Backhand

    The low Volley is probably the hardest volley to play.
    The ball will be below the height of the net and usually at your feet forcing you hit the ball up as a defensive volley.

    The Low Volley in brief
    • Use your Continental (Hammer) Grip for the Forehand or Backhand volley
    • As you read the oncoming ball turn as a unit from the hips so that you can hit the forehand or backhand volley.
    Bend with the knees to get low to the ball not from the waist or with your back
    • Keep your head still
    • Try if possible to make contact with the ball out in front of the body
    Keep your wrist firm but flexible with the racquet face slightly open
    • The push or follow through should be from low to high to impart some backspin and keep the ball low and into the court
    • The small follow through ends up with the bottom edge of the racquet pointing in the direction that you would like the ball to go
    • When the shot has been played recover back to the ready position

    The key to a good Low Volley is to
    • Maintain your balance
    • Keep your head still
    • Concentrate on getting more control and placement rather than power

    Get your Coach to help you with this important stroke.

    You will also need to practice the tips above during your hitting and organised practice sessions so that this Low Volley can become a natural part of your game plan.

    I hope that the above tips will help you improve your Low Volley so that you can take your game to the next level.

    Try not to confuse yourself by thinking too much.
    Keep it Simple. Relax and let it happen

    Let me know if you can think of any other options to help you achieve a more consistent and effective physical and mental game.

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    Coach Steve