» Site Navigation

 > FAQ

» Stats

Members: 13,751
Threads: 3,124
Posts: 14,236
Top Poster: Lawn Tennis (1,095)
Welcome to our newest member, RX48

» Online Users: 74

0 members and 74 guests
No Members online
Most users ever online was 699, 12-21-2015 at 04:43 PM.
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    When string plattern is better for net/volley shot

    Just wondering which string plattern is slightly better for net/volley shot. I suspect the 16*18 (open string plattern) is better due to the slightly more kick?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    "slightly more kick"....
    For volleys, why would a better kicking serve have any effect?
    I think, doesn't matter and DEPENDS!
    For volleys, most important to get sideways, short prep backswing, high to low stroke but not cut, stable body and forward if there's time, and stroke the ball like it's a backspin groundie, not a backspin chop.
    Depth should be between service line and baseline.
    String patterns don't matter on volleys, they matter for durability with strong hard hitters. More or less bite doesn't matter, as strings will bite enough with any modern string pattern.
    And 18x20 is offset by the fact most players can string this pattern looser than 16x19, so the looser strings can bite just fine.
    More important is the volleyer's skills.
    Less important is the weight, balance, size, and strings of the racket.
    Least important is string pattern.
    Lots of top pros play with 18x20, just like lots play with 16x19.

Similar Threads

  1. Volley positioning for doubles
    By Hiren in forum General Tennis Discussion Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-17-2010, 12:10 PM
  2. Serve 'n Volley tips
    By Lawn Tennis in forum Tennis Tips and Instruction
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-14-2010, 05:48 AM
  3. Serve and Volley troubles...
    By digidigidigi in forum Tennis Tips and Instruction
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-10-2009, 01:28 PM
  4. Volley Tip
    By hofertennis in forum General Tennis Discussion Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-10-2004, 06:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.0.1