Training /  Solo - Attacking short on the volley (30 mins)

    • Description:

      In this practice the player is hitting straight drives deep and off the back wall trying to create a rhythmical practice. 3 minutes on each side.

    • Exercise Notes:This exercise serves as a warm up, as well as the chance to start visualising the differences between the drives and volleys.

    • Minutes on exercise:6:00

    • Description:

      In this practice, the player hits straight volleys from around the service box area. 2 minutes on each side.

    • Exercise Notes:In this exercise, players should aim to produce a consistent pace and height on their volleys.

    • Minutes on exercise:4:00

    • Description:

      In this practice, the player hits two straight volleys and then a straight volley drop. Repeat with quick movement in and out of the retrieval of the volley drop. 2 minutes on each side.

    • Exercise Notes:In this exercise, players should practice their timing of movement onto the volley and work on maintaining an open racket face through the shot.

    • Minutes on exercise:4:00

    • Description:

      In this practice the player hits a simple feed to themselves to then hit a straight volley drop shot. Make sure to vary the feed and practice taking the ball in from different positions. 2 minutes each side.

    • Exercise Notes:In this exercise, players should focus on moving correctly onto the volley so they are balanced and stable while playing the drops. Early racket preparation is the key to finding success with the straight volley drop.

    • Minutes on exercise:4:00

    • Description:

      In this solo the player hits a cross court feed to then hit a straight volley drop. Player moves back and forth across the court.

    • Exercise Notes:In this exercise, players must be use their full racket face and follow through to hit accurate volley drops. Be aware that shorter backswings often make this shot easier to play.

    • Minutes on exercise:4:00

    • Description:

      In this practice, the player hits volleys from the T position into the front and side wall join so the ball comes back to the middle, alternating between forehand and backhand volleys. 

    • Exercise Notes:This exercise is very useful for developing ball skill and control over the volley. Keep a count of how many consecutive volleys you can do and try and beat your record!

    • Minutes on exercise:4:00

    • Description:

      In this practice, the player hits volleys from the T position into the front and side wall join so the ball comes back to the middle. Take the ball in short with a cross court nick when you can!

    • Exercise Notes:In this exercise, players should feel free to express themselves with the cross court nick attempts; try not to overly focus on technique and let the swing flow freely. Use the time in practice to experiment!

    • Minutes on exercise:4:00