The Forehand Building Volley

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The animation shows the path of the racquet on a building forehand, a first volley as the player approaches the net.  On these type of volleys the swing is longer, especially the follow through because in general the ball has to travel farther.  You can see the racquet starts above the ball and comes down and through before moving up again.  At contact the racquet face is just slightly open and the angle between the forearm and the racquet is about 90 degrees.
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