Know what the MOST messed up shot in tennis is? The VOLLEY… Transform what is probably your biggest weakness into a huge advantage with this simple drill! Learn how to MASTER your volleys and become the dangerous “all court player” that everyone fears – Click Here! Comments? Questions? Leave them down below. Thanks for watching! Practice Drills| Related Posts Leave A Comment Cancel reply 25 Comments James Bailey September 10, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply Where do I find the program on PIG??? Frank August 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm - Reply Wow! If you taught people to hit that way from behind the baseline, they could develop control very quickly! Greg sloan August 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply Great drills Jim sievers August 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply Liked Jerry August 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply Interesting! The biggest complaint I get from my doubles partner is usually phrased in terms like: "You've got to put those volleys away…." Jeffrey Ingber August 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm - Reply Thanks for providing this. I am teaching my wife to play tennis (with some considerable success particularly considering the fact she is not a natural athlete). Volleying has not gone nearly as well as topspin ground strokes. So, this looks like a great progression to try and follow. Richard Roux August 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply Really good video!! I thought you might have commented on a key ingredient…. the need to turn their shoulders (as you were doing) to make a solid hit. Most of my students have trouble starting with the shoulder (and hip) turn. Sonny B November 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm - Reply Hi Ian, I think a comparison would be good on a fast ball vs a ball machine feed. That at whatever speed the ball comes at you, the volley stance and form is essentially the same (that's my theory). Related to that, I see pro's when warming up, they cut (back-spin) their volleys. I've also done it and it seems you can control the ball more when you do that cut? Carol S October 29, 2015 at 12:15 am - Reply Is there any way you can practice this exercise without a ball machine or partner? Can you practice against a hand ball wall? Bruno Bowald October 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply Hi Ian / Ira following up on last nights comment: played two sets of doubles and came out in front both times (obviously thanks to you) Janne October 27, 2015 at 3:38 am - Reply Howdy! Make sence. 90 % of all the players i have been coaching wants to HIT the winner with out having any clue what they are doing B). Thanks Greg October 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm - Reply I noticed that when you were close to the net you moved your matching foot(right hand right foot, etc.) back and when you were on the service to stepped into the ball crossing over with your opposite foot. This is what I try to teach my students who are afraid of coming to the net. It seems to help take their mind off the fact they are at the net. Ed Blagden October 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply Hi Ian, thanks for the video. I will try that out with my daughter, who is beginning to learn tennis. My issue with volleys is that I hit really good ones when I am practising off a feed, but the moment I get into a competitive situation I totally fall apart and start spraying the ball around. I suspect that this is a mental issue rather than technique as such. Noushin October 26, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply Many thanks for sharing your invaluable experience and knowledge! Richard Hotoke October 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply I play doubles and have a hard time putting volleys away at the net. How do I get more power without swinging at the ball? Brian T October 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply Would love to see a few at full speed, just to get a sense of effectiveness. Tom B. October 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm - Reply Ian and Ira, thanks for this video and I was introduced to your site by Florian Meier. My question is about the strength of grip. I recall hearing Pete Sampras talk about how he would squeeze his grip when he made contact for a volley. Do you recommend this or do you recommend keeping a relaxed grip throughout the volley? Thanks, Tom Bruno Bowald October 26, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply nice – thanks to you both I'll be trying it in a couple of hours time Ian Westermann October 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply Awesome, coming back and let us know how it goes. scott allan October 26, 2015 at 9:36 am - Reply Thanks Ian and Ira. It would be interesting to see where you progress to after this, given the need to do a little more to hit winning volleys. Ian Westermann October 26, 2015 at 10:21 am - Reply Yup, this is just a barebones start, Scott. As a teacher, nothing is more important to me than the foundation of a stroke or technique. If there isn't a fundamentally sound structure to the movement then building on top of it with power or offense never leads to great results. Gilbert Khoury October 26, 2015 at 8:59 am - Reply Nice simple video Ian Westermann October 26, 2015 at 9:15 am - Reply Simple is key, Gilbert 🙂 Tim October 26, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply Very good instruction- I tend to over hit. Ian Westermann October 26, 2015 at 9:14 am - Reply Most players do, Tim!