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My Volley Technique is out of the air over the net on your court ....my point.
Not if I hit my drop shot first, amigo. lol
You guys are too funny
Think about Tim & I Playing tennis and always having fun! cause thats why we play.
Sometimes, there is that stellar park tennis camaraderie. But sometimes... I play to win! lol
Aside from the fundamentals we all know about, it helps me to be moving forward when making contact on volleys. I'm not sure why, but, if I am planted at contact, the result is usually not as good as when I am moving in at contact. Try it.
Add to that tip, to move forward thru the volley, push off the back foot, hit the volley and land on the front foot. Pro tip.
The best volley technique is one that's unpredictable. If you don't know where your volley will land, then neither does your opponent, right? By all means, go ahead and use the frame. After all, it's the most expensive part of your racquet. If your opponent can still get to your wildly spinning, physics defying volley shot, he/she deserves the point!
I don't care what stroke you use, but don't pop it up! I actually think that if the racquet head is up, I am more likely to hit downward. Conversely, if I drop the head, I have to hit it higher to clear the net and can easily pop it up. I don't have Mac's skills. :-)
The conclusion I've come to is that it is very well possible to hit with the racquet head to the side or even below the hand, IF YOU ARE SLICING. The notion to always keep the racquet head up is for those who always hit their volleys FLAT,