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Tennis Tips - Volleys & Overheads

Correcting the Wristy Volley

A very common mistake players make is to use the wrist on the volley. Have the player choke the racket, now when the wrist snaps, the player can clearly see that the racket head is leading. Remind the player to keep the butt of the racket and the head of the racket parallel to the net for a controlled volley.

Another solution to help a player who is mishitting volleys all over the frame by adding excessive wrist movement is to simply have the player hold the racket with the butt facing forward. Tell them to try and have the ball make contact with this tiny hitting area. Now when they turn the racket around and use the full racket face, the volley should be much more accurate.

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