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Tennis Tips - Volleys and Overheads

The Split Step
The split step is a very important part of a tennis player's ability to play an all court game, particularly when you are closing into the net.

The most important part of the split step is to be sure that you are stepping forward and that your weight is going in the direction of the ball coming towards you. You should split as your opponent's about to hit the ball, quickly assess the direction of the ball, and come down moving towards it with your racket extended. If you have served and are about to volley, a split step helps you balance yourself to make an effective shot, and keep moving in. Good players are constantly making small splits to help change direction.

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