The Forehand Volley is technically the easiest shot in the game to learn yet I constantly see players in club land “overplaying” the shot by adding unnecessary elements to the stroke. Here are three easy, yet essential tips to follow when playing a Forehand Volley. Follow these and and your confidence when at net will improve dramatically.
Tip 1. Continental Grip
To find the Continental Grip (for right handed tennis players) the base knuckle of your Index Finger of your Right Hand is placed on top of bevel 2 on the racquets grip.
Tip 2. Turn
From your Ready Position, begin turning your shoulders to your right hand side of your body. The racquet will follow but must go no further than slightly in front of your right shoulder.
Tip 3. – Contact in Front of your Body
To make contact with the ball, move the racquet towards the on-coming ball ensuring that the racquet face (the strings) are directly behind the line of the ball. The bottom edge of the racquet will lead first and the contact point should always be in front of your body to the right hand side. Once contact is made the racquet continues its path through the line of the volley. Look to have the racquet strings pointing to the target when the stroke finishes.