If someone has learnt to realize early what course the ball is going
to take and with that is able to move to the right position more quickly
he is able to anticipate well.
A clear is a high and wide hit ball. There are two kinds of clears:
- The Underhand-Clear, hit from a position in the front part of
the field and at the net.
- The Overhead-Clear, hit from a position at the back of the field.
The clear is supposed to urge the opponent into leaving his central
position or to enable oneself to move back to one’s central
Drive means that the ball is played flat, short and quick. It
is played above the height of the net.
If you play the ball in a way so that it scarcely passes over the
net and lands shortly after you played a drop.
The return is the rirst reaction to the serve. It is the answer
so to say. There are different possibilities for the return, for example:
- a hard, steep smash
- a pretended drop
The swip is a serve that is played out of reach of the opponent because
it is too high.