Passing: Always, if you can help it, pass the ball in your center line (meaning get right in front of the ball, don’t reach to the side). This will give you much more control. Hold your platform for three seconds after passing the ball. If it was a weird pass, look down at your platform and see which way it’s facing. It’s all about angles. You always want to shift to get around the ball, taking it as head on as you possibly can.
Serving: Keep your wrist locked. I see this all the time with my players, their wrist does this floppy-turn-to-the-side thing and it leaves them with no control. Serving is like giving a high five, if you don’t keep your wrist locked, you’re going to mess everything up. The same with your arm.. Wherever your arm/hand finishes is where the ball is going to go. Swing straight. Don’t throw your arm across your body. With a forward swing and a locked wrist, you should be fine.
Hitting: This one’s difficult because you can place the ball by moving your wrist a certain way. If you cut your wrist to the side, the ball wiill go that way. Or you can cross your arm across your body and the ball will go that way. At a beginning level, work on snapping your wrist down straight (your middle finger going towards your forearm) and swinging straight, not across your body. For the most part, wherever your arm/wrist goes is where the ball is going to go.
If you need anything else, let me know! Especially if some of this was unclear (which I’m sure it was).
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