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December 30, 2009

Instinctive Volley Drill







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School and Don McCormick, former ATP player and Canadian Davis Cup player demonstrate a dynamic volley drill. While on the tour, Don has played tennis greats such as Arthur Ashe, Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Guillermo Vilas and Pancho Gonzales. This instinctive volley drill is geared toward the singles serve-and-volleyer and all doubles players.

November 10, 2008

Swinging Volley






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Dave Porter, Ed.D., Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach - BYU, Hawaii shows a swinging volley, closing in drill.


October 30, 2008

Dynamic Volley






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows the winning iPod Nano Drill from the 2008 USPTA Hawaii Convention. The "Dynamic Volley Drill" has two players hold a rope that all the students must bend underneath and split step before hitting the volley.

This exercise focuses on proper body posture and balance along with using the split step. Most players volley from a static position, however, most of the time you are hitting volleys from a moving position. This drill works on the response time and facilitates students getting to the net as quickly as possible.

December 11, 2007

Reflex Volleys







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI demonstrates a reflex volley drill. In this drill, the students volley the serve in the air. The points are played out crosscourt and the winners rotate from the serving side to the volley side. For safety purposes, it is important that the two servers do not serve at the same time. Also, players with faster serves should only hit in the speed of a second serve.

October 1, 2007

Toss, volley, movement drill


Lee Couillard, USPTA, Wilson TEAM Member, Balle de Match Member shows a volley, catch and movement progression. Please be patient while the movie downloads...







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March 25, 2007

Catch volley Drill







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Lee Couillard, USPTA and Ikaika Jobe, current ATP player demonstrate a warm
catch-volley-hit exercise and a pepper volley drill.

December 13, 2006

Alley to Alley

Lee Couillard, USPTA, Wilson TEAM Member, "Yip" Team member shows a volley drill that helps with tracking skills, movement and footwork, poaching and intercepting.


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November 6, 2006

Closing In

Lee Couillard, USPTA, Wilson TEAM Member, Balle de Match "YIP" Team Member shows a volley drill where the student is continually moving forward on their volley.


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May 8, 2006

Harry Hopman Drill

John Nelson, Men's Head Tennis Coach, University of Hawaii. John teaches a Harry Hopman volley drill; forehand to forehand and then backhand to backhand.

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April 16, 2006

"Paddle volleys"

Melissa Pampulov, USPTA, Honolulu, HI. 5 & 6 year olds use paddles to first learn the blocking technique on the volley.


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April 13, 2006

One hand catch

Gary Sakuma, USPTA Volley progression. Catch ball on one hand, cross over step

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April 8, 2006

"Throat of the Racket"

Volley Drill Progression by Lee Couillard. Start at the throat of the racket and catch in the opposite hand.


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