This week in the Little Ace’s we began the volley focus phase of training.
The main technical elements we worked on were the grip, racquet angle and set up for the volley. It started with the racquet skills warm up where they now “pop” the ball with no bounce or with a combination of no bounce and with an understanding that there is a comfy zone for the volley while they are challenged to get 10x in the volley comfy zone. The send and receive ready ready split were done from behind the approach line and timed moving forward and calling+ hit back “forehand” or “backhand”.
The competitive game was the approach game, where the server is the person who approached. Fantastic game for play oriented learning.
For the serve we continued hammer / continental grip work and racquet skill pre serve and allowed to spin for serve straight out of the racquet skills.