The correct position to play a volley from a forehand looks like this: the player should stand upright with his legs bent at the knees. All weight should be transferred to the feet, specifically to the toes.
He should hold the racket in front of his right hand in the continental grip, while the left should be supported by the heart (opposite for left-handed). In addition to the position itself, footwork is very important. It should be done dynamically, in small steps.
Stages of hitting a volley from a forehand:
The first step
Locate the ball coming from the opposite side and turn the trunk in the right direction with the rocket.
The second stage
It consists in preparing the head of the racket so that it is perpendicular to the ground at the time of the attack. Depending on the speed of the ball, the swing should be larger or smaller. However, the more symbolic it is, the greater the chance that the hit will be played in the correct position.
At this stage, focus on the ball's pickup point. We transfer the weight of the body towards the ball with the appropriate step to shorten the angle of play. Thanks to the transfer towards the ball, in addition to shortening the angle we gain additional momentum that will be transferred to the incoming ball.
At this stage, we lead the head of the racket forward to be able to finish the impact. The finishing phase is very important because it guarantees deep penetration of the court. The exception is when the opponent plays very hard and we defend ourselves against the net.
Volley is played with a continental grip. Going to the grid, try to stop at 1/3 of the service field. Then you increase your chances of catching an approaching lob, i.e. hitting the ball with a high trajectory. The movement of the racket head in the event of a volley should resemble something similar to hitting a high five, or a push, or a straight blow (version for boxers ). It is quite fluid, but short movement.