The short ball
Players need to understand that when coming towards the net, it is essential to get into a great net position. If a player comes forward off a short ball and cannot get into a good volleying position then they have come in off the wrong ball. Their short ball range is the position of where the ball lands when moving forward to gain this effective net position. Effectiveness at the net should result in winning two out of three points.
When approaching, players should understand to come in towards their opponent’s weaker side, which is the side they will hit longer and higher. Always look to approach up the line and move through the approach to help gain effective net position.