In order to hit a clean volley you must have good footwork, a balanced split step, and a short punch volley. Paul Annacone, the former coach of Roger Federer and current coach of Taylor Fritz, breaks down the volley.

"If you can’t see that racquet out of the corner of your eye when you’re volleying, [it's] too big of a backswing," Annacone says. 

Coming from a position of strength and keeping an aggressive mindset are two keys to remember when volleying.