The Net Game – 006

Cut-Off Genes


A State of Mind to Influence Rackets

Once introduced to the Net Game, not only do you get to try a bunch of sawn-off tennis strokes favoured by reflex players, it’s also an opportunity to find out what reflexes you have to start with.

‘You mean see if someone is a natural volleyer?’

More lazy terminology that’s been handed down the decades and I’m still not sure what it means.

‘…could it mean what it says – that you’re a natural volleyer?’

I’ve never known anyone pick up a racket, buttress their grip on the backhand side and proceed to play the full net game with it. If I had known such a player, I suppose I’d have a reference point for what some call a ‘natural volleyer.’

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The Net Game – 007