In this video, we will see an exercise that can be very helpful with the practice in this play. Volley lob
Before explaining it, it may be worth remembering that in the padel, as well as all racket sports with a net in between, the person who plays from top to bottom has more chances to win than the one who plays from bottom to top, so whenever we leave our opponent´s ball below the net, he will have to play upwards voiding the attack option.
Meanwhile, you will be thinking, “the coach went crazy because he is advising us putting the ball below the net but the play to explain is the volley lob”.
The fact is that in many opportunities, you cannot play down as the opponent is very close to the net, or the moment of the match prevents you from risking with such a right shot and, for this reason, we use the volley lob.
This play shortens the time between the opponent´s balls and (although we force him to play upwards) allows us to make him play a bandeja going back, so it is more difficult to attack.
If we observe the exercise in particular, its main objective is to win the net with a volley lob.
In this play, we see how Agus performs a backhand in parallel and walks straight ahead looking for this play, which he finally gets. Perform a cross volley lob, maybe it was not the best tactical solution but we must also evaluate the player´s comfort and what he saw in that moment.
The idea of generating this dynamic in the exercise is that those who defend can see and practice winning the net for the same lane many times.
In this way, we can see and understand how to open the court and generate gaps if the shots are tactically well chained.
We can see behind how the couple that is attacking, at times, are both very open and out of the net, thus they give those who defend the chance to pass to the attack.
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To sum up, practice, give time to the practice, analyze and above all, be patient to understand it and thus, benefit as much as possible.
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