“The two days I spent with Ian/Ira/Kirby in Milwaukee for Volley Mastery were one of the best investments I have ever made for my tennis game, and I mean that sincerely. Previously, I was a decent volleyer at the 3.5 level. I had several technical flaws such as a tendency to swing on my forehand side, too much chopping when I tried to create underspin, and not very good on half-volleys.
The Volley Mastery Clinic was unique in that we rebuilt my volleys by starting with the most basic elements such as clean contact, angle of racket, etc. and then layered on more complex skills such as touch, directional control, depth. By the end of the two days, I had greatly improved my ability to control the depth and power of my volleys. With ET’s teaching, I was able to hit some of the best touch and short angle volleys that I have ever done. I even did a 100-ball volley with Ira (no ball ever hit the ground) – something I certainly never did before.
After the clinic, I was given a detailed and easy to follow Action Plan to work on what I had learned at Volley Mastery. I spent a solid two months working through the Action Plan.
In the months that I followed, my volleying has improved tremendously. This summer, I played up at 4.0 summer Men’s USTA and served and volleyed pretty much 80-85% of the points. I felt very confident hitting solid first volleys even off great returners at the 4.0 level. In addition, I have become very aggressive at the net with much improved poaching technique and am comfortable creating havoc and disruption for the opposition. Now in doubles, the front of the court is where I want to be (previously, I played back and let others attack).
Without a doubt, I would recommend Volley Mastery to anyone.”