Next Level 300 Series

Thank you for attending Lesson 1 of our 12week Training Series! Please note that lessons do not have to be taken in numerical order. You are welcome to start anytime during the 3 month rotation.
Here are your notes and homework from class. Keep practicing to solidify all you learned.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!


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Punch Volley Mechanic

  • Good ready position with paddle out in front and elbow in front of torso
  • Soft Hand, Soft Stable Wrist, Soft Body = Don’t lock your weight down – Feel the Flow
  • Contact point out in front about 12″ in front of your toes
  • No big backswing – just turn and punch
  • Balls coming straight at your body are a backhand volley

Volleys In & Out Drill

  • Part #1 – focus is on fast hands: start with both players standing 1 foot inside the kitchen (NVZ).  Hit controlled cooperative volleys back and forth
  • Part #2 – focus is on timing and contact point: Players step behind the kitchen (NVZ) line and continue controlled cooperative volleys.

High Volley Mechanic

  • Short to no Backswing
  • Prep -PAUSE and wait for ball to get to you – Slap down on ball
  • CONTACT POINT is key
    • Too early = in the net
    • Too late (big backswing) = sailing long
  • On forehands reach up with non paddle hand to promote shoulder rotation
  • This shot uses your weight transfer and body rotation to create power safely

Toss & Attack Drill

  • Players Toss the ball  to partner who  attacks with focus on timing with contact point 
  • Feeders stand close to basket at T of NVZ to allow room to hit down the line
  • Balls ideally fed shoulder height
  • 1 min forehand feed
  • 1 min backhand feed