If you are playing against someone who has “good hands” (yes, Dick Valentine, like you!), hitting the ball right at them gives them the chance to reflex volley the ball back – all too frequently, for a winner.
What happens then is: a satisfying, winning point suddenly turns into a disappointing losing point.
According to Minarich, you should “volley to the T’s” and AWAY from your opponents. Picture the scene … both your opponents are standing about on the service line or inside the service box and you have this high sitter volley.
On the other side of the net, there are three T’s… where the service line hits the singles side lines and the center T. He says that is where you should aim – and make your opponents lunge for the ball.
It is the old tennis adage: “Hit the ball where they ain’t!”