How to volley like the pros

May 20, 2013

DENVER — Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova and Pete Sampras make it look so easy when they come to the net and finish points with a winning volley. Jeff Salzenstein, the former top 100 ATP Tour singles and doubles player and noted high performance tennis instructor, has developed a fool-proof system to help players and coaches discover the secrets to the volley that these top pros use when they play.

The former two-time All-American from Stanford University has launched a free four-part video series showing how tennis players can fix their volleys and win more points at the net. This powerful video series on the volley is available to you for a very limited time for free.

“A large majority of recreational tennis players play doubles rather than singles, making the volley an essential part of your tennis game,” said Salzenstein. “In my free four-part video series, I’ll teach you proper techniques that the best volleyers in the history of tennis use to win points at the net. You not only win more points in singles and doubles with your volley, but I will show you how hit the most difficult volleys that will help you keep the ball in play so you will not lose points.”

In the first free video, Salzenstein reveals how you can use the “shoulder tilt method” to easily handle low forehand volleys. In the second free video, Jeff will show you how to use the “Carioca” footwork pattern to effectively deal with balls that come right at you. Then, in the third free video, Salzenstein gives you a powerful lesson on how to make more high forehand volleys, a shot every player needs to make more often to win more points at the net. Finally, in the fourth video lesson, Jeff will make a very special announcement to all those that register for this free volley series.”

A USTA-certified High Performance tennis coach and a certified nutritional therapy practitioner, Salzenstein is regarded as one of the best coaches in the world. Jeff has always been an intense student of the game, consulting with players and coaches all over the world on their tennis games and teaching methods. He played in the main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments, extending world No. 2 Michael Chang to 6-4 in the fourth-set in a wildly entertaining second round night match at the US Open in 1997. His professional career extended from 1996 until 2007, earning a top 100 ranking for the first time at the age of 30. Jeff has competed against or practiced with the likes of Roger Federer, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Patrick Rafter, James Blake, Mardy Fish, David Nalbandian, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga among many others.

Salzenstein was known for his unwavering determination, perseverance and intelligence in maximizing his abilities and talents as a player and now brings his passion for tennis into the world of coaching. After enjoying a successful USTA national junior tennis career where he finished 1992 ranked No. 2 in the boys’ 18 singles rankings, he was a two-time All-American where he played No. 1 singles for Stanford University and helped his team to a pair of NCAA team titles in 1995 and 1996. Jeff also enjoyed tremendous success on the USTA Pro Circuit, winning numerous singles and doubles titles on the Challenger level. He sat out most of the 1998 and 1999 seasons with knee, back and ankle injuries, but became the first American to break into the top 100 of the ATP Tour rankings after the age of 30 in 2004. His best ATP Tour result came in reaching the semifinals of Delray Beach, Fla., in 2004, beating Greg Rusedski en route.

Since leaving the pro circuit, Salzenstein founded JRS Sports, LLC, an organization focused on helping tennis players all over the world improve their tennis through online tennis instruction in the areas of technique, footwork, nutrition, injury prevention, motivation, and athletic development. His website has become a vibrant online tennis instructional portal that is setting a new standard in online tennis instruction. Salzenstein has 18,000 free subscribers to his online video tutorial website. Jeff has over 200 instructional tennis lessons on YouTube with almost three million views.

Salzenstein also has a successful membership site called “The Total Tennis Training Inner Circle” that has over 700 members from more than 30 countries. Salzenstein launched his first online tennis course, “The Tennis Forehand Solution,” in 2011 which has gained an impressive following around the world with more than 1,000 subscribers. In 2012 he launched another wildly successful course “Tennis Serves Secrets.” For more information on Salzenstein, go to his website at or follow him on Twitter at @JeffSalzenstein