In this video you will learn how to hit a forehand drop volley.
Do check out the video on the backhand drop volley and the dropshots.
In this video, you will learn how to hit a forehand drop volley.
It is an effective shot and played close to the net, when the return is low and the opponent is far behind
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the follow through
You could do a slight switch from the continental grip towards the eastern backhand grip
Hold the throat of the racket with the non racket hand
Stand in the ready position two metres from the net, with legs shoulder width apart and knees bent
The racket handle should be waist-high and the head should point diagonally upward, forming an 'L' shape with the arm
Do a split step when your opponent contacts the ball
This will allow you to turn to the forehand or the backhand
Step forward with your non racket leg and turn your shoulders on your forehand side
Remember to hold the racket with a light grip pressure
If you hold it tight, the ball will pop high up and you will hand over the advantage to the opponent
Bend your knees and keep the side of the racket up
Swing the racket forward and open the face as you contact under the ball
The contact should be to the side and in front of your body
Try and make the ball bounce straight ahead and close to the net
You could try practicing the underspin by catching your own drop volleys
Once you have mastered the straight drop volley, you could try and hit a drop volley cross court
Angle the racket and contact the outer and lower side of the ball to add some side spin Step 3
The follow through
In a drop volley, there's isn't much of a follow through
Lead with your body and step forward into the shot
Ask your partner to feed you low balls over the net and practice your drop volley
Enjoy your game
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