Many beginning players have difficulty with their backhand, but very often they manage to develop a fairly reliable backhand groundstroke. That is the good news.
The bad news is that there is more than one type of backhand shot and to be a top player, you may need to develop several different techniques for the backhand volley. The video below shows backhand options for players in a position to hit a volley.
The two volley techniques demonstrated are:
- The backspin soft shot that can be effective in putting the opponents in a vulnerable position.
- The topspin shot which keeps the ball low and difficult to return.
Watch Mark Renneson of Third Shot Sports demonstrate these techniques.
NOTE – It has been my experience that if I hit a “good” topspin backhand at the net, the ball has a tendency to stay low and will “skip” (take a very low bounce) which frustrates opponents.
Hint – You can read the comments below the video for further clarification.
Thanks to Mark Rennison and Third Shot Sports for producing this informative video.