Keep the racquet head up about chin level in the ready position.
Keep your elbows in front of your body. It's hard to be late on a volley if you do this.
Don't take your racquet back on a volley. Use a forward punching type of stroke.
Look through the racquet at the strings on contact.
Stay on the balls of your feet just before your opponent hits the ball. Now you're ready to move.
Reach forward as if you were catching the ball on the forehand volley.
Snap forward from the elbow to contact the backhand volley out in front.
Step and punch the ball simultaneously for optimum power.
Use the crossover step for a longer reach on wide shots.
Bend the knees, not the waist on low shots.