Tip of the day: Volley footwork

It’s easy to approach the net for a volley and then quickly become lost, flailing as the ball zooms past out of your reach. As tennis coaches across the country have been telling their students since time immemorial, footwork is absolutely key to an effective volley and ensures that you’re in the right place at the right time.

We’re running out of ways to praise Blair Henley’s excellent tuition videos for Tennis Now – they’re an invaluable source of straightforward, practical and unpretentious advice. Her ‘Simple Guide to Fantastic Volley Footwork’ is certainly no exception, covering the crucial split step and aggressive step forward.

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