Backhand Volley Challenge - Part 4 of 11

02/10/2023 12:48pm 2 minute read

🎾Join in on our Backhand Volley Challenge! Challenge yourself and grow your skills. Part 4 of 11.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, I'm Brian Teacher and welcome back to Full Court Tennis. Today, on the fourth step of the Backhand Volley Challenge, I'm going to show you how to not only load your torso more aggressively but also be more aggressive with your legs. Look at the wrist it is locked in the ready position. It's loaded there and  locked back. He stretches out with that left leg wider than normal to be able to get added power by loading the torso more than normal across his body onto the left leg and foot. We can see  how he really loads and unloads that backhand volley. Watch, and look at the elbow it is bent and the wrist is cocked and laid back. Now as he presses down into the left foot and leans forward to unload the shot we see his right foot picks up and he also really stretches that right leg forward more than normal to get added power and as he presses through the hit the elbow straightens, and he's locked out with the wrist and forearm right there and as he you see the hit ends up  way in front of his body as he stretches and presses  through the hit compressing the ball the whole way through. Let's watch it again. He's really using his whole body to hit this from the ready position, setting the wrist out in front, doing that nice torso load onto the left leg and across and really leaning out, using the whole body and then bringing the swing down, around and through. Please watch how he rotates the racket face right here as he comes through the hit to press and stay on the ball as long as possible as he comes through, the wrist is back and there it's way in front. He's pressing through the hit and using his whole body to hit the ball. 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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