Its simple!... Just not that easy. If you want to hit a solid volley make sure you win the collision with the ball so it pops off the racket for a firm volley. To execute a drop volley the ball…
Basket feeding too often or without context, can create a player who looks good at hitting a specific ball but struggles to develop the skills required to make the necessary adjustments to win matches. It would be similar to teaching someone to drive a car in a parking lot and expecting them to be able to navigate through New York City.
By developing skills such as anticipation, identifying shot patterns, reading body position, and baiting your opponent, you will be able to get more volleys and become more effective at the net.
The nature of tennis can make unforced errors very tough to handle and bounce back from. In this exercise I have my players compete first using their own racket. If they make an unforced error they need to switch to the old racket, either a Jimmy Connors or Arthur Ashe one.
It is important to understand that a pusher is often making very good decisions relative to their skill-set, far better than that of their frustrated opponent.