The serve and volley exercise

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Having trouble with the serve and volley? Here is Emilio Sanchez Vicario with a drill that will help players gain confidence when moving into the net. Check out his drill now!


We all know that the serve-and-volley tactic is not easy to execute, but it’s very rewarding if done correctly. This week, USPTA Master Professional and former ATP player Emilio Sanchez Vicario shows us a drill that works on serving and volleying. The player begins with a serve out wide, moves in to hit a backhand volley crosscourt and keeps moving in as he hits two more volleys. He then moves back for an overhead and the drill ends with him coming back in for a final backhand volley.

Make the drill scalable by adjusting the feeds according to the player’s level. Try it out with your players at the next practice session.

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One Response to The serve and volley exercise

  1. citizenjane says:

    Nice drill. Will use it .

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