Backhand Volley Challenge - Part 9 of 11

02/10/2023 1:23pm 2 minute read

🎾Join in on our Backhand Volley Challenge! Challenge yourself and grow your skills. Part 9 of 11.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, I'm Brian Teacher and welcome back to Full Court Tennis. Today on the 9th step of the Backhand Volley Challenge, I'm going to show you how to hit a backhand stretch volley, and let's see how you hit it right here. You have to set your wrist from the front (ready position) and really move out to the ball. See the racquet face, right there. It's kind of tilted slightly open with the wrist cocked and laid back. The right hand (hitting hand) really does not go back past your left shoulder and watch and as he pushes into that left foot the shoulder is loaded across the body and as he goes to hit the ball and uncoil the shot  the right arm rotates around the outside of the ball and he makes contact in front of the body with the wrist locked back back so that he can press through the shot and onto the right foot going forward. See how he pushes from the back foot to the front foot and that helps the unloading of the shot? Watch the racquet face as it comes around and  the wrist is back as he's pressing through the hit right there and he lands to scoot (press) the ball deep through the court, if he can, as he moves through the shot. Let's watch it again. He's got  a little different angle. And he's going to set the wrist in front and keep the hands in front of the body. He sees that it's going to be short. And right there, he's stretched out a little bit right there. And he presses through the hit. We see the racket face is open because he's got to get a little lift. He's under the ball right there, and he moves through it. Keep working on it over and over, practicing it. 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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