High quality volleying requires a perfect touch and feel at the net as well as excellent movement and anticipation.
Get players comfortable playing all different volleys from different depths to varying areas of the court to start dictating the points.
With that in mind, this week?s session aims to improve players recognition of when to approach for the volley and how to play it effectively.
What's in the Session?
Begin by doing a full warm up with tennis specific lunges and holds to prepare the body for quick changes in direction, speed and reach. The session begins with the player holding the middle of the court and fed balls to volley crosscourt. It then progresses into playing the volleys down the line to return to the middle of the court and repeat.
The next part of the session develops the players movement towards the net to play a stop volley. This tests the players touch and put their body positioning under pressure, a poor position will affect the success of the stop volley. The final part opens up the court more and creates a game-specific situation, testing the players movement and their touch with backhand volleys.
The final part encourages a full cool down and a reflection session with coach and player..
A session encouraging players to use their technical skills tactically!
To constantly change the spin and direction of shots to gain a tactical advantage during a rally.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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