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Next Level 350 Series

Next Level 350 Series Lesson #9

Thank you for attending Lesson 9 of our 12 week Training Series! Please note that lessons do not have to be taken in numerical order. You are welcome to start anytime during the 2 month rotation.
Here are your notes and homework from class. Keep practicing to solidify all you learned.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Punch Volley Mechanic

  • Good ready position with paddle out in front and elbow in front of torso

  • Soft Hand, Soft Stable Wrist, Soft Body = Don’t lock your weight down – Feel the Flow

  • Contact point out in front about 12″ in front of your toes

  • No big backswing – just turn and punch

  • Balls coming straight at your body are a backhand volley


Bowtie Volleys Drill

  • Players stand straight on for this drill

  • This is cooperative- alternating forehand and backhand volleys trying to maintain the rally and control

  • If rally get chaotic- stop the ball and start again

  • Round #1 Player 1 hits all volleys down the line and Player 2 hits all volleys cross court

  • Round #2 Player 2 hits all volleys down the line and Player 1 hits all volleys cross court


Volleys In and Out Drill

  • Part #1: Start with players standing inside NVZ.

  • Players hit controlled volleys back and forth to each other focusing on contact out in front, ball control, and balance control.

  • Part #2:  Players step behind NVZ and continue the same drill.

Watch this video from our Pro Suzee Anderson to practice this technique:  Click for Video


Attacking Strategy

You are looking for a reaction from your opponent when you attack


Where Should I attack?

  • Open Court – this can be in between opponents, behind them or in front of them

    • In front of them is often forgotten about

  • At the person straight across from you

    • Attacking cross court sets your partner up for failure

    • Pick a fight you are going to finish and attack straight on

  • The opponent that is least balance and in position

    • Capitalize on weakness on the opposite side of the net

When Should I attack?

  • If you can contact HIGH – make them cry!  If you are contacting low – go slow!

  • When you are balanced and in position

    • Always be ready for the attack to come back!

    • Be ready, balanced and in position

  • When your opponents are out of position or off balance

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