The Forehand Volley Technique

The Forehand Volley Technique

Forehand volley. What is a volley? A volley is any shot you hit where the ball has not bounced yet. Any ball that you take out of the air before it hits the ground is a volley.

Beginners might use a forehand grip, but you don’t want to do that. More experienced players will try to create a little bit of an angle in the racquet face and chop the ball. The advantage of the chop is it creates a little backspin which is a lower bounce and a more aggressive swing.

You want to use a continental grip with this shot because that helps create the slice. And slice makes the ball skip and stay low on the tennis court, forcing your opponent to bend and hit up to you at the net, which makes the second volley even easier.

Cement this technique by practising against a wall or with a housemate or family member.

This is something that’s not only a fun way to pass some of the time stuck at home, but it’s a great way to learn new skills that will help you become a master in no time. If you want to have a go, video your efforts and upload/tag our Facebook page!

Over the coming weeks, we will be posting videos similar to this, each one aimed at improving your skills or helping you learn new ones. So be sure to keep an eye on our website pages and social media channels for more.

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