What's The Difference Between A Wet and Dry Volley in Tennis?

26 July 2017, 16:29

Tennis Racket
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This man had been watching Wimbledon and was confused by the terms that the commentators were using.

Question

In tennis, what is a dry and wet volley?

Christian, Norwich

Answer

The caller had got his terms confused, and there is infact no such thing as a wet volley. He was referring to a drive volley, whereby the player hits the ball in the air and follows through on thier shot. A normal volley is akin to a punch over the net.

Tim, Newquay

Qualification: Daughter is an international tennis player and Tim has umpired at Wimbledon.

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