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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Smashes: help needed please

    I play alot and i know myself that my weakness is my net play. But for some reason i am awful at smashes. I don't know why! I point to the ball, move sideways foward and backwards but i keep on hitting it long or wide. Please can someone help. Much appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    smash is different from serve

    Hi !

    You certainly managing your hit the same way you do your serve. I mean hitting the ball for a smash around the same area you do when serving.
    But it's different.
    Train your smash in front of a wall like a volleyball player :
    From the baseline hit the ball so it touches the ground first, then bounce on the wall and comes back like a lob...And again hit your smash.
    Get the control so you can manage a full serie of smash this way. Not full power, control first. It'll give you confidence then slowly add power.
    In a match, don't rush, don't think you have to win the point right after your smash. Be patient, think your smash like another approach to the net until the pressure is to high for your oppponent, he'll do the mistake.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Lawrenceville, GA

    SMASH that puppy danquest!!!!!

    Hey danquest,

    Watch how you are finishing your overhead. Keep your head up and your wrist and hand should be finishing as if you are pointing at the top of the net (tape). And your contact point should be in front of your body.

    I hope this helps... At the pro level and over head is considered a Christmas gift... at the lower levels could be a lump of coal....

    If I was near you... I'd help you with them...


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Lawrenceville, GA

    Opps... I meant SMASH THAT PUPPY LISHMAN!!

    Good advice all around...

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