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How to Hit a Tennis Volley

Learn how to hit a tennis volley from tennis pro Angelina Zdorovytska in this Howcast video.

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Hi, my name is Angelina Zdorovytska. Right now we're in the beautiful city of Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. I started playing tennis when I was 7 years old. I was ranked number 1 tennis player in the Ukraine. 350 in the world ranking. I run my own business; it's besttennisever.com. I train very good players. Also, I train beginners, intermediate players. Tennis is my life and my passion. I live for it and now I would like to talk to you about tennis. I'd like to tell you how to hit a volley and how to hold the racket when you're hitting a volley. You're going to hold the racket, it's sort of like a hammer-grip, pretend that you're supposed to, you know, put the nails in the wall, so that's your grip for the volleys. I'm putting my hand down here, because it's going to give me a little bit more power on the ball, but you can also hold your racket up here. This is good for people who have a little bit of a weak wrist. You got to imagine that you have a glass wall or a glass window behind you and your racket has to be in the front and you're not supposed to move your racket behind you, otherwise you're going to break the glass window. So your racket has to be in front of yourself, body position, you have to be slightly turned, hitting the ball in front and it's a very short motion. You're hitting through the ball and you're stepping forward afterwards. And the racket have to be face up as you could see it and the grip for the forehand side which is right here is the same grip as for the backhand side, you are not switching your grip. So, you're going to hit and you step forward. Racket is in front of yourself hitting the ball and stepping forward after you hit the ball.

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