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Net Gain: Three drills for closing in on the net

December 6, 2012 04:00 PM
Set up for the put away volley.
Stop the passing shot.
Defend yourself at the net.
By Tom Perrotta
1. How to Close the Net: Hit behind your opponent to close in the net and set yourself up for an easy putaway volley.
CLICK HERE for a video demonstration.
2. Hopscotch Drill: Improve your split-step to get to the net faster and cut off passing shots.
CLICK HERE for a video demonstration.
3. Beat a Body Blow: When faced with a hard body shot at the net, send the ball back in the same direction with a backhand volley.
CLICK HERE for a video demonstration.


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