Backhand Volley Challenge - Part 5 of 11

02/10/2023 12:49pm 2 minute read

🎾Join in on our Backhand Volley Challenge! Challenge yourself and grow your skills. Part 5 of 11.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, Brian Teacher and welcome back to Full Court Tennis. Today, on the fifth step of the Backhand Volley Challenge, I'm going to show you how to load and extend your shoulder more through the hit for more power. This will happen on the slower, higher balls, really leaning out and using your shoulder for extra leverage to get through the ball. We see right here, watch how he has more time as he steps out onto the left foot and leg (which is pivoted to the left) he turns and loads the torso and shoulder more. Now as he starts to lean out to the ball and extend that right foot way out in front of him as he unloads the swing he rotates that racket face through the hit and really stretches out and presses through the shot with the wrist laid back and extends his legs through the hit. He is maximizing all the power he can through the hit right there, using his legs and that shoulder getting through the ball right there and pressing. Let's watch it again. Here we go. Set the wrist, nice little load and watch where he's taking it back and letting his torso really rotate. Now watch how the racquet face rotates with his torso uncoiling with the wrist laid back at the hit, and he extends through the hit with the shoulder while simultaneously he stretches from the back foot into the front foot with a hit in front, pressing through the hit. Just keep working on it over and over again and have fun. Practice at least 15 minutes a day until you master each step. Post your progress to the full court feed and or hire a coach in App for a virtual lesson. Stay focused, enjoy the process and always listen to your body.

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