Improve your game:
The drop volley
March 19, 2019
Mechanics aside, the success of your drop volley usually depends on factors before, during and after the shot.
You can improve your chances of winning the point with a drop volley by hitting a high, deep approach shot that pushes your opponent behind the baseline and then utilizing a split-step as you approach the net to put yourself in the best position to react to a ball to either your left or right.
By closing the gap between you and the net while increasing the distanece between your opponent and the net, you will be in a much stronger position to execute the drop volley.
Lizanne Jinkerts is a tennis professional at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.