Proper Volley Technique


This video shows the proper way to prepare for your volley.

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  1. dinko panzic
    April 21, 2018 at 7:44 pm · Reply

    I have a Yonex Racquet and the ball can doesnt fit in the Throat of a Racquet.
    How did you get that the ball can fits in the throat of a racquet.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 25, 2018 at 12:25 am · Reply

      I had to smash the can a bit.. Try to cut the bottom part so it will collapse and fit.

  2. kelly
    April 17, 2018 at 5:29 am · Reply

    Hi Jorge

    How about keep your racquet head close to your impact point?

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 25, 2018 at 12:26 am · Reply

      I like that…

  3. Riaz
    April 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm · Reply

    This is such a great drill and I will be using it with our juniors and adults. One thing though…Marty was super, super excited when she caught the ball in the can and should get BIG props! :)) Thx Jorge

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 25, 2018 at 12:28 am · Reply

      I love it.. she actually was doing better during the practice session just before we started the camera rolling!!

  4. Sami
    April 15, 2018 at 6:27 am · Reply

    Excellent video on how to learn proper volley technique, thanks Jorge!!

  5. Tendai
    April 15, 2018 at 4:12 am · Reply

    Great teaching aid..awesome drill will definitely use it in my lessons..

  6. Claudia Dill
    April 15, 2018 at 2:27 am · Reply

    Excellent! Best volley explanation I’ve seen. Will use it tomorrow with both the beginner and advanced wheelchair players! Thank you!

  7. Mick
    April 14, 2018 at 11:43 pm · Reply

    Thought I was the master of teaching aids. Feel like an apprentice again. Great tip Jorge love your stuff!

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm · Reply

      Thanks coach Mick

  8. Dana
    April 14, 2018 at 11:20 pm · Reply

    When I receive an email from Jorge, I always take time to watch it.
    Jorge delivers the goods!
    This is one of the best volley lessons ever!
    Thanks for sharing

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm · Reply

      Thanks Dana

  9. Benjamin
    April 14, 2018 at 11:09 pm · Reply

    Jorge … This is very awesome for the forehand volley side … great use of old plastic ball can The Patty Cake drill is also great !!!!! My mind won’t let me think eork for the bachand side??

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm · Reply

      I still use the same empty can on the backhand side but I isolate just the backhand side. I don’t go back-and-forth between forehand and backhand when using this teaching aid because that will require a windshield wiper volley.

  10. Ernesto Rachi
    April 14, 2018 at 9:56 pm · Reply

    Gracias, Jorge !!
    Muy bueno!!

  11. Ronald Torres
    February 8, 2018 at 2:05 am · Reply

    Wow! I’ve been teaching for over thirty years and have worked with some of the best tennis Directors and Professionals in the Bay Area. I have never ever heard the Volley break down so simply and so wonderfully done like you did in this video here! Thank You so much for sharing!

    • Jorge Capestany
      February 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm · Reply

      Thanks Ronald!

  12. Kip Cobb
    January 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm · Reply

    Fantastic and will be adding into my lesson plans!

  13. reed haley
    May 22, 2017 at 4:50 pm · Reply

    As an elementary teacher as well as a tennis instructor, I well know the power of visual aids like the arrow and now, the tennis can. Really looking forward to using this in my tennis camp this summer. Thanks so much!

  14. Brad Steinemann USPTA
    December 1, 2016 at 1:03 am · Reply

    From a USPTA pro, this is one of best methods I have seen

  15. Simon
    March 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm · Reply


    tried this with my Daughter who is 12 and what a difference within minutes she stopped dropping the head of her racquet awesome drill.


  16. Daniel
    April 4, 2015 at 12:55 am · Reply

    Awesome, can’t wait to try it!

  17. stef
    April 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm · Reply

    genius fix

  18. Michael Rocheleau
    March 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm · Reply

    She looked good. Great prep

    • Jorge Capestany
      March 21, 2015 at 7:07 pm · Reply

      Thanks Michael

  19. tony
    August 16, 2014 at 3:36 am · Reply

    How to you hit a strong backhand

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