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Close Float (Standing Float)

Middle Distance Float

Long Distance Float

Approach Float
(2-3 Steps)

Side Float
(Asian Float)

1

High arm

 

Same as Close Float

 

Same as Middle Distance Float

Same as Close Float

 

Shoulders perpendicular to net

2

Low Toss in front of hitting shoulder

 

Bigger step with the front foot

 

Aim to put ball with higher arc than with MDF

Walk into the ball

 

Step sideward towards the net

 

3

Step into ball with leading foot pointing to target area

Arc of ball passes higher above the net than in Close Float

Fast and Strong arm

 

Toss ball more in front of shoulder

 

Toss ball low towards leading shoulder

 

4

Back straight and fixed shoulder

Fast arm

 

Follow into court

Drag back foot

 

Rotate body towards ball with slightly bent arm

5

Contact, arm, shoulder, hip & feet straight line

Move into court

 

Straight back and high arm with contact

Contact ball on  heel of hand or back of thumb

6

Stop hand snap back on contact

 

 

 

Keep arm high as you follow through into court