Backhand Volley Challenge - Part 3 of 11

02/10/2023 12:30pm 2 minute read

🎾Join in on our Backhand Volley Challenge! Challenge yourself and grow your skills. Part 3 of 11.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, I'm Brian Teacher and welcome back to Full Court Tennis. Today on the third step of the Backhand Volley Challenge, I'm going to show you how to rotate your torso to get more power through the hit. Now we're on the Backhand Volley Challenge #3  and that is rotating the torso a bit more to get more power. We see right here from the ready position the wrist is set and he's picked up his left foot and pivoted it to the left and simultaneously turned his torso looking over his shoulder as he steps onto his left leg the swing is loaded back. Notice how the racquet is really loaded by the torso loading the swing. The wrist is laid back, the racket head is slightly open. Now he's going to lean forward and press through that left leg and starts to come forward with the right foot and we see the torso uncoils and he stretches and presses through the shot. The hit takes place way in front of his right foot and the wrist is laid back through the hit. Let's go again right here from the start nice and light on his feet. Little pivot right there, looking over the shoulder, basically rotating and pressing down through the hit. Extending, locking the forearm at the hit. And then the shoulder stretches through. Here we go. Nice. The arms are relaxed right there. Slightly bent. And then he comes down and through with his hand, presses through the forearm and then the shoulder, wrist is locked back through the hit. Keep working on it over and over again. 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.

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