I usually hit drive volleys when the ball is going at a slow speed or sliced at me. When the ball is high, I hit double handed backhand volleys because I find them easier. For everything else, I'm pretty much orthodox. Everyone constantly tells me I swing too much on my volleys, and I know I do, but it works for me and the ball usually goes in, with speed. When I try to shorten the swing, I can never get power
On low volleys, I usually hit a drop volley with a lot of backspin until my opponent susses this out. After that, I wait for the ball to bounce, and if I see him coming in expecting a dropshot, I slice it deep.
My volleys are pretty solid but my smashes are poor
doesn't help when you are extremely short. It sometimes puts me off going to the net, because I hit a good approach shot, and then the opponent loops the ball up high. If I'm at the net I'd probably shank the smash
. I don't know what I do wrong with my smash, I turn side on, shorten the backswing, use my left arm for balance and guidance and try and put a bit of topspin on the ball, but I've never perfected it. Any advice?