Block Volley tips for resetting during a firefight at the net

Discover Pro Strategies to Dominate on the Net with Callie Smith's recommendations. Efficiently tame the heat with our expert-recommended Blocking Volley technique.

Stay Calm Under Fire

Master the Art of Surviving a Firefight with Expert Techniques.



  • Get into ready position: knees bent, feet about shoulder-width apart and on the balls of your fee

  • Keep your paddle tip above your wrist

  • Meet the ball with your paddle out in front, don’t punch at the ball

  • Bring your elbows up and away from your body, bringing the paddle closer to your chest

The result should be a soft, un-attackable ball that bounces safely in the kitchen. This is a great way to neutralize speed-ups and drives and get back to dinking.

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