I want you to come up close to thenet, come closer, I'm gonna give you a ball that's very very close to the netand now you have to hit it very gently with a lot of feel back over.
You caneither do angle you can do the counter drop shot and make sure that youhit the ball with a lot of feel.
Here we go.
What you gotta remember, when the ball drops below the level of the net right.
So here's the level of the net, when the ball drops below that levelyou have to you have to open the racket face.
If you play it like this it's gonnabe hard to make it over the net.
So when it drops below here you open up alittle bit and any time the racket face is open like that you have to be verygentle.
It's very easy to over hit.
What happens is every now and then in a match you get a ball like this maybe not much maybe like One, two, three but it might be coming at asuper important time of the match.
Let's do lateral volleys okay and these areimportant and singles and doubles So basically what I want you to do is not turn toomuch when you move like this, like just do half a turn.
So when you're going heredo a half a turn like this and then go towards the ball.
Don't worry aboutyour feet just go, make sure it's almost like you're going with your upper bodyfirst the feet go second, you go like this.
Don't go out with the feetfirst, go down the line.
I'm gonna I'm gonna pull you wide okay down the line.
Here we go.
sprinters position come on like Rafahead down come on get your head down Okay here'sthe the instinct that we all have that you need to break and this issomething that's very common so you were at the net you get a ball going to yourside okay and the first instinct that we have is to stretch out the arm and golike this.
Very difficult to volley when the arm is stretched out this way.
Sowhat you need to do instead is like break this instinct and just leave thisfor absolute emergency.
Instead when the ball comes you move your entire systemto the ball like this.
You can volley from here which is gonnagive you a lot more feel.
So I see a lot of you going like this and you'regoing like this and try not to stretch the arms so muchand go more with your body towards the ball.
Remember how Rafa runs, he has his head down like this he runs like thisrun like that head goes first and you keep your arm a little bit closer toyour body on the volley otherwise you'll lose the volley you won't be able tocontrol it well.
Whole body goes there.
If you notice how Rafa volleys.
He's got this always bent arm like it's always in here closeto him this way he has the most feel when he's volleying inside like that.
Youdon't see him stretching unless he really has to.
It's an absolute emergency, he can'tget the ball and the other way he'll go like this but not often.
And now I want youto go lateral but you're also going to go forward.
So you're gonna transitionforward and you're gonna go lateral to the side and you're gonna do forehanddown the line.
Here we go.
If you go like this on the ballyou're gonna miss it.
I want the strings parallel to the net, the tip of theracket to the outside as much as possible.
Don't allow that tip of theracket to come through.
Freeze theracket right at the moment of contact.
Connect both handsin the middle together, don't allow that racket just be by itself, connect thehands every now and then.
Connect the racket everynow and then.
Hold on time out.
See this is just a sloppytechnique right there that's gonna make you miss.
You're going like this, don'tallow this to happen.
Come in here this way.
Really like force yourself tomaintain this angle of the racket parallel to the net okay.
Here we go come on.
Ok let's go again backhand now you're gonna close the ball off, you go down the line okay.
So when you do any type of volley where you are closing it's obviouslygonna be on the ball with very little penetration.
The ball that's kind ofdying and we do that you have to transition through the contact you can'treally stop and hit you have to hit and then kind of go 1 1 2 afterwards.
Whenthe ball comes very quick you just hold your ground.
So let me do that next, I'mgonna rip it right at you hard and you just hold your ground you hold yourfoundation and just deflect the ball back.
You lose yeah you lose the fearof the ball that way.
Come on here we go.
Remember you don'twant to drop the racket too much here.
You keep it the racket head above thelevel of the grip.
no mistakes no mistakes No mistakes.
Come on staystrong up there.
Don't drop the racket so much keep it up a little more good.
Let me give you one overhead and thenone like a little floater shot, little dink shot that you're gonna close on.
You're gonna move up and back okay.
Now the cleaner you can make that volley technique when you're closing the better.
The more you do with the racket the bigger the chances you're gonna mess itup.
Keep it very compact here, don't do a lot.
You're gonna close on it so youcan get a lot of momentum from moving through the ball.
You don't need to domuch with the racket.
Aim short too.
You can angle the ball off.
Do it likeRafa.
Do those little short angle volleys.
Don't allow the ball to bounce.
Take everything in theair.
Be explosive up there be explosive.
You're playing the ball a little too high actually.
Take it just a tad lower.
Like slightly below your shoulder a little bit lower.
And rip it hard man go for it.
Now go to the baseline, come in and take it out of the air.
Go back touch the line.