Choking up on the racquet will help you keep the that “head close to the head.” Avoid trying to hit the volley hard or away from your partner. This is a cooperation drill where you aren’t keeping score. Next time you’re looking for a tennis volley tip, use the “Choke Up Touch Volley” drill to instantly improve your feel and control.
For doubles I use a very headlight racket so don't need to choke up at all. That's the purpose if choking up on the grip, to effectively change the balance of the racket and prevent the racket head from dropping during the volley. In singles I use a less headlight frame and do very little volleying.
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1 year ago. On volleys you need to change your grip (to continental) whenever you’re at net. This could be after and approach shot or you’re starting grip at net in doubles if you’re a net player. Tom Bauman.
If you struggle with volleys. I would choke up, which makes them a little easier. I would definitely change the grip back to normal as you are moving into position for an overhead. You should have plenty of time as you are moving the feet back. Hope that helps! Clay
Choke up on the grip, and move your hand up the shaft of the racquet. Hold your racquet in the position where the racquet is in front of your left shoulder, so you are prepared to hit either a forehand or backhand volley without tension. Executing the volley:
In general, I think the grip you use on any of your shots might be a little different depending on whether you're an advanced player or a beginning player. The "choke up" grip shown in that video on volleys looks fine and probably helps beginning tennis players have a more firm wrist (and therefore more racquet head stability) on their volleys.
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Thanks for the kind words. And, yes, your backhand volley was comfortably my favourite shot of yours when you posted your array of strokes.. My son is 19 years old. They do group up, you know! I added a couple more clips. The third clip on the list was done at the end of the shoot where he was starting to get his feel going.