In this article, I want to share with you a simple recipe on how to do backhand will.
However, before we break down the whole impact, I will present you with 3 arguments why it is worth playing this way.
- You will cover a larger part of the court than with a forehand volley
- It's easier to defend playing the ball on the body
- The impact will be more offensive
Important in this play is:
- Right posture
- Correct skin before impact
For a better understanding I divided the whole into 4 phases:
Phase 1 - Starting position.
Holding the racket in front of you, transfer your weight to your toes while bending your knees.
Phase 2 - Candle position.
When turning the trunk towards the approaching ball, place the racket in the candle position (head at the top, handle at the bottom).
Phase 3 - Contact with the ball.
To shorten the angle of impact, point your right leg towards the approaching ball. Remember to strike with your arm extended and the racket to be perpendicular to the ball. We hold the racket with a continental grip.
Phase 4 - Finishing.
Depending on the approaching ball, end the strike with the racket forward or by pivoting down. At first, I suggest learning how to finish forward to improve your technique. Once you have more confidence, you can try to learn a second technique.