In a tight match whether it’s singles or doubles sometimes we tend to go for too much, especially when we’re at the net. We try to hit the ball to the baseline or sidelines as close as we can because we panic. We think to ourselves if I don’t get that ball far enough away from my opponent, they’ll chase it down and hit a passing shot. This thought process can be dangerous because it prevents us from attacking the net and instead, we hang on the baseline.

An effective way to change up the game and add safety is to throw in the DROP volley.