TENNIS VOLLEY | Fundamentals: 5 Steps To A Winning Volley

TENNIS VOLLEY | Fundamentals: 5 Steps To A Winning Volley

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Do you want to master your forehand volley
quickly and easily? Well, in today’s video, I’m going to show you a simple
5-step proprietary process that I’ve developed to help players all over the world
improve their forehand volley. Hi, this is Jeff Salzenstein, founder of Tennis Evolution and USPTA Elite Professional and in today’s lesson, we’re going to give you that premium content to help you improve your volley. Even if you just focus on one of the 5 steps I show you today, you can improve your net game. So, let’s get to that video right now. I want to talk about the key concepts on the volley. If you break it down into these key components,
it can really help you dramatically right away and those components are the grip, the starting line or ready position, the first move, the finish, and movement or footwork on your volleys. Get these down, and you’re really going to volley
the way that you want to. Now, in terms of the grip and the starting line, you can get those out of the way right away by focusing on a weak continental grip with your index finger spread choked up on the racket, and you can see
my hand is angled like this. I’m not holding it like this.
That’s your grip. Racket tip is angled in your ready position
or starting line. It’s not straight like this. So, get those two components out of the way, and now, you can focus on your first move and your finish. Notice I’m not talking about contact. I believe contact often takes care of itself if you get your first move and your finish right. So, with your first move, you’re essentially going to learn to go to the ball as if you’re going to catch it. You’re not going to take the racket back,
you’re not going to turn like this. Your first move involves going to catch the ball
with very little turn. There’s more turn on the backhand volley
because the shoulder has to pull across but you’ll notice that my hips stay
facing the net on my first move. And then the finish, you’re really going to exaggerate holding that finish finishing higher with your hand than most
traditional coaches would teach you. And then finally, the movement aspect. Always move to a spot. Always move through your volleys, especially when you’re transitioning. Of course, when you’re already at the net, you’re not
going to move through the volley. You’re just going to take a step and hit it. But when you’re transitioning, you’re going to
learn to move through the volley regardless of the footwork pattern, and get to a spot. You don’t want to stop in your tracks when you hit volleys; you want to keep moving. So, to review: the five pillars, the five key concepts: grip, starting line or ready position, first move, finish, and moving correctly on the court with your volleys. That’s your foundation. You can see all the great videos and drills in this course that are going to help you build that foundation and really solidify these concepts so that you own them and you really feel like you can volley to the best of your ability. Pretty cool to learn the key concepts
on the forehand volley, right? Now, it’s a little different than
what you’ve probably heard before but I truly believe that you’re going to get faster results
if you follow that 5-step process. And even if you just follow 1 step,
it can make a huge difference. Now, if you enjoyed this lesson, go ahead and click the Thumbs Up button and feel free to subscribe to our Youtube channel because we want to keep updating you
with all of our lessons so that you can keep improving as fast as possible. Thanks for your time today,
and we’ll see you at the next lesson.

11 thoughts on “TENNIS VOLLEY | Fundamentals: 5 Steps To A Winning Volley”

  1. Interesting point on "catching". I often frame/shank volleys — even slow floaters.. I'm sure I can catch those volleys very easily with my bare hands. So making clean contact on volley should be about as easy as catching it? That is the goal?

  2. Just a suggestion, sometimes it seems like you're trying too hard to sell yourself, like it's coming from some insecurity about your worthiness as a teacher or coach, as a player, or maybe even as a person. Saying things like proprietary process is unnecessary, disingenuous and comes off as desperate and salesy. Overselling doesn't necessarily sell. The reality is that your tips are awesome and full of spot-on insight. And you hit 100 in the world. Nothing more needs to be said. That's it. You were the 100th best player in a world of billions. That's absolutely incredible. Anyone with a brain will realize what an incredible achievement that is.

    I really like what you're doing and appreciate your insight and suggestions so I figured I would add my thoughts about what you're doing. Hope they help. Keep up the great work.

  3. Why my volleys go better when a I go a bit more eastern on the grip (index knuckle on the corner of the bevel) ? They feel more solid, they are faster and deeper. Continental feels too loose when they throw stones at you…

  4. Excellent advice. If you can master those first three steps, you reflex volleys will improve dramatically. Your doubles game will make a sharp uptick. Since most volleys are not reflex, together with the other steps, your placement will become more accurate. Great free advice!

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