VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, I'm Brian teacher and welcome to Full Court Tennis, the fastest growing tennis community. Today at FCT we're starting an eleven step Forehand Volley Challenge to help build your fundamentals. Every week I'm going to be giving you a new challenge in which to master. You know, your volleys need to, to be as strong as your ground strokes. If not, it limits your options to win a point. For the first challenge of the foreign ball, we're going to learn how just to punch through the ball. We're not going to move our feet because I want you to isolate on perfecting the feel in your strings because without this proper feel you can never have a good volley. First thing is to lay that wrist back right there like that. Elbows nice and relaxed and bent. And then we're going to straighten and punch through. The hand comes through. The wrist basically is still locked back at the hip right there. The shoulder is through. We're not even moving our feet at all. Right now we're focusing on laying the wrist back and just punching the ball right here. You can see how the shoulders move right here. Right there. The left arm is across, the wrist is laid back and he straightens, comes down and through and straightens. That shoulder comes through and he punches on the ball. We're learning how to keep the ball on the strings and feel the contact and pressure of the ball in the strings the whole time. If you can't keep the ball on the strings and feel the pressing of the ball in the strings through the whole shot, you're never going to be able to control your volley. So this is the first key. Without moving the feet, just punching the ball over and over and over until you get the feel. Watch how the shoulder comes through. Right there and it straightens. The elbow comes through and straightens right there. Wrist is back. Try practicing 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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