Smash is a blow that professional players often don’t miss the chance to score. In contrast, amateur players rarely do exactly. The difference lies in practicing because amateur players rarely practice these shots.
However, this is an essential technical element, even if you often play volleyball.
The moment you see the shot in the air from the opponent, you need to tilt to the side – as if you are getting ready to serve. Your posture must also be very ready, expressed by lifting the racquet to a breast height.
Be focused, especially the eyes, go to the ball and start locating the ball so that the path of the ball is facing you. You also need to start backward to make sure the ball will fall in front of you. When you start moving, use gentle steps, deviate to one side and choose the most appropriate position.
Once you have a good position, pay attention to the flying ball. You have to judge and when the ball is at its highest level, you need to start swinging and swinging. Try to feel both hands swing up. The non-racquet arm must also expand and push towards the incoming ball. Meanwhile, the grip handle should swing back towards the person to create force. This action is similar when you perform a serve.
Keep your head straight and your eyes focused high on the ball and imagine doing the serve. Do not try to hit the ball too hard because in this case, the process of calculating time is the deciding factor. The flying ball will have a great speed so a decisive blow (not strong) will create a greater enough force to win the point.