1. When You Can See Your Opponent's Back
If at any time during a point you can see your opponent's back, you should rush the net. This means most likely you've hit a
powerful shot or used placement on the prior shot to push your opponent backwards. Your opponent's next shot more often than
not will be very defensive. Attack it with good footwork and an aggressive volley to close out the point.
2. If You Get Short Balls
When your opponent hits any ineffective lob or otherwise short ball, you should move forward and attack. I like to hit either
a swing volley winner or deep overhead. You may prefer the more traditional punch/block/no swing volley. You can practice your
volleys with mini-tennis and a friend before you unleash them in a match.
3. To Mix Up Play During A Match
Mix it up if you're ahead 40-0 or 40-15 in a game and throw in serve and volley or power groundstroke and volley. The drop
volley is a great play especially if your opponent is standing far behind the baseline to receive your power groundstrokes.
4. To Throw Off A Serve And Volleyer
If you're playing a serve and volleyer or otherwise any player who likes to volley, you may need to rush the net more often
than you normally would to keep your opponent from hitting volley winners which is his strength. If you can take that away
from him or at least minimize his volley winners, then you've neutralized his game.
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