Do you ever wonder what to do with those high floaters in the middle of the court? I mean should you volley it in to be safe or whale away? Today I am going to show you what Rafa Nadal would do and how you can use this shot in your game.
So choice A is to volley it with a punch. Do you think Rafa would choose choice A? Maybe sometimes but most of the time he would not. Why? Because although you may make a high percentage volleying the ball, often times you will not generate the pace necessary to dominate the point.
Choice B is to take a swinging volley. This is the one Rafa would do but he usually does it differently than maybe you are doing it right now. I see lots of people take this shot and follow through traditionally over their opposite shoulder. This can result in hitting through the ball too much without adding enough spin to bring the ball down on the other side.
The way Rafa hits with shot is to bring out his patented Nadal buggy whip forehand. He still hits through the ball enough to add plenty of power, but he pulls off the ball in time to add extra spin. This brings the ball up and down very quickly.
Watch this video to see what I mean.