Coaches Corner

  • Dink—a soft shot hit on a bounce from the NVZ. Dinks are made with the intention of placing the ball in the opposing NVZ either straight across or diagonally crosscourt.
  • Drop Shot—a soft shot hit off a bounce from deep in the court. It’s intended to land in the opposing NVZ.
  • Fault—any action that stops play because of a rule violation.
  • Groundstroke—a ball hit after a bounce.
  • Let—when the ball touches the net on a serve but lands in the receiver’s proper service court. A serve is replayed in the event of a let.
  • Lob—a lofted shot that sends the ball high overhead and deep.
  • Overhead Smash—a hard overhead shot directed downward into the opposing court, usually as a return of an opposing lob, high return or high bounce.
  • Side Out—when service passes to the receiving team.
  • Volley—a ball hit in the air before it bounces.