Backhand Volley Challenge - Part 8 of 11

02/10/2023 1:01pm 3 minute read

🎾Join in on our Backhand Volley Challenge! Challenge yourself and grow your skills. Part 8 of 11.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, I'm Brian Teacher and welcome back to Full Court Tennis. Today on the 8th step of the Backhand Volley Challenge, I'm going to show you how to release your wrist through the hit for more power and control. Learning to snap your wrist through the shot when you want to get more power, but you have to have learned all the other steps before. And we see right here he's really loaded, it’s a high ball and he wants to hit it hard and he has time to load more. Look at the torso and shoulders really turned and loaded onto the left leg with the left foot turned out and the racquet head dropped. He's really going to try to get a lot of power and snap through as he presses and stretches into his right leg and uncoils the volley. When he brings that racket head through right there, the wrist is laid back and then he presses just a little bit through the hit  before  he snaps through the hit and we see he is hitting down. It's a higher ball and he wants to get a little more leverage and snapping through. So you need a lot of control and feel for that shot right there, but it's a good one to practice. Here's a high one right here, not quite as high, loading onto the left leg. The torso is turned, the racket is laid back, the wrist is laid back. As he uncoils the shot he comes down and around through, watch how that racket face rotates right there. The wrist is laid back, he presses through the hit  and then he snaps through right there in front and onto his right leg which stretches forward and across his body. So it's not quite as high as the last one but you see how he's snapping through there for extra power with all his energy going forward through the hit. It's a good thing to practice and master. Practice at least 15 minutes a day until you master each step. Post your prop 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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