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Question:      Question:  "I’m a new a relatively new player and I think I approach and hit the ball very well. However, whenever someone hits the ball directly at my feet I can never hit a solid return. What can I do?"
      -       Marisa Eaves

Answer:   "A shot at your feet means you are probably at the net and in a defensive position. This is a very difficult situation but hitting a low volley can result in a solid return. The low volley should be aimed back at your opponent’s feet. Depending on where they are on the court, you might need to hit it short or a bit deeper if they are on the baseline."

            -       David Lewis, Director of Instruction at Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy


About David Lewis

David Lewis, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, is the Director of Instruction at Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy on Hilton Head Island, S.C., a full-time tennis program for grades 5-12. For the past 20 years, he has coached top juniors and professionals from around the world including Marina Erakovic, ranked as high as No.49 on the WTA world rankings.

The Ivan Lendl IJTA exemplifies Ivan Lendl and Lewis’ desire to give back to tennis and develop future champions through a new-era curriculum and holistic training approach. The Academy focuses on classic fundamentals, leading-edge biomechanics, strength training / fitness and mental preparation. Lendl and Lewis subscribe to a hands-on approach with students instilling dedication, focus, hard work, motivation and overall preparation.

For more information:, 888.983.6647 (888-9-TENNIS) or 843.686.1529.