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The Backhand Volley

Lead with racquet butt and step in with left foot

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         

Contact out in front - racquet head above the wrist

Point of contact out in front - racquet almost parallel to net

 
 
 
                                     

                        

                                                            

Eye on the ball - racquet head above the wrist

                              

                                                                                            

Pete Sampras shows superb balance

                                                              

Contact out in front - step in with right foot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  Avoid taking racquet back behind left ear – not as far back as regular backhand slice
  • Lead with bottom edge of racquet – open the face more  to play a low volley 
  •  Step across  with the right foot – if you have time!
  • Bend knees for low volleys – avoid dropping racquet below the wrist
  • Use a short punching swing to contact point – leading with back of right hand
  • Contact point slightly  in front and to left side – finish with short follow-through parallel to net
  • Avoid slicing excessively – chopping down on the ball
 
 NOTE : Two-handed volley preferrable for players with weak right
                   wrist – stroke technique virtually the same
 
 GRIP : Continental or Eastern Forehand with right hand.
                 Semi-Western for left hand on two hander 
 
                                                        
  
                         
 
                                                                                                                                                                                          

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