Backhand Volley Challenge - Part 7 of 11

02/10/2023 12:59pm 2 minute read

🎾Join in on our Backhand Volley Challenge! Challenge yourself and grow your skills. Part 7 of 11.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, I'm Brian Teacher and welcome back to Full Court Tennis. Today on the 7th step of the Backhand Volley Challenge, I'm going to show you how to hit a drop volley. Important thing, again, is to set the wrist and you want to keep the hands in front of your body. You don't want to let your hands go behind your left hip. Push into that left foot, and we see right there. I'd like to have the hit a little bit more forward to move and extend through. Which would mean he has to use his legs more and extend them farther out through the hit. But he hits a nice shot still, and he carries the ball on the strings and softens as he extends through it. That's really the important thing. Keep it in front of you. Move through it. Don't give it away by stopping. You want to be kind of aggressive with your body and wrist laid back and you have to press through the hit and learn to soften through the hit as you move through it to off weight the shot. See he sets the wrist right here. This is going to be a little different shot as he is actually putting a little underspin on this drop volley. He's going to get it in front, press down and through it. And then he's going to kind of cut under and up to try to get a little backspin. There he goes, soften and extends up and through the shot. So you have to just keep working on it. Going out to the ball, keeping the wrist set back, and then press through and soften the wrist and feel the spin what you want to do, but move through it and be aggressive. Don't give the shot away by stopping short. 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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