If you want to be a great volleyball player you must have a good concept of how to tip. Tipping can also include roll shots and dumps and if you can figure out the right time to use these different skills, you will be a fantastic attacker. The vital part about the process of tipping is to make the other team believe that you are going to spike the ball. Approach the set as you would if you were going to hit the ball hard. Really try to fake the other team out. The rest of this article will describe a few different ways that you can tip a volleyball. Become familiar with them and mix it up when you play.
1.Tip the ball, with an open hand, down the line to the deep corner. This is a spot that is open very often. The closest player usually will defend at the fifteen foot line. You basically want to throw the ball to the corner deep down the line. If you get a kill, do it again. If the other team starts to cover this spot, tip or hit to where that player was playing before. This is a great way to get in the other team’s head. I guarantee that this will bother them.
2.Aim for the center of the court by tipping or rolling the volleyball over the block. A great time to do this is when the middle blocker on the other team is involved in the block also. Try and get the ball to land on the ten foot line in the middle of the court. A roll shot requires an open hand. This is really effective because the defense will think that you are going to hit the ball. If done correctly, you will for sure fake the other team out.
3.Use the block. By this I mean that you are going to attack the hands of the blockers to get the ball to land out of bounds on either your side or their side of the net. To get the ball to land on the other team’s side, tip the ball off of the blocker’s fingers or the outside of the blocker’s hands. You need to make it a strong tip because a good blocker will throw the ball right back into your face. That is the reason I do not use this method too often. The best way to use a block is called the “Swipe.” Basically what you are going to do is push the ball into the blocker’s hands and then push the ball out of bounds. This is how you are going to get to ball to land on your side, and out of bounds of course. You want to be sure the ball stays on your side of the net because you do not want to give the other team a chance to get the ball. There are two parts to the Swipe: the push and the throw. You literally want to push the ball into the blockers hands very forcefully then throw the ball off the blocker’s hands and out of bounds. You will get a point every time. I always want to keep the other team on their toes so I tip good sets and swing at bad sets. You will for sure keep the other team on their toes.