Hey LT, I have been in Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Charleston, S.C. interviewing for coaching jobs. I had an uneventful but good holiday. How was yours? I hit with a kid who is playing satellite tournaments and actually making through to the main draw through qualifying. He had absolutely no volleys. None. Nil. It blew my mind. I was a claycourt "specialist" when I played on tour, because it was easy on the body, but I darn well knew how to volley. This guy has been at some academy where they have been teaching him to run through his volleys without turning. I was left speechless. Looks like I have a new client. Anyway, congratulations on working your kick serve. Here's another thing for you on that stroke. Really turn your body on the beginning of the delivery and then rip up and around the ball. Swing hard, but really nick the ball with your strings. Most important: Big Turn.