Learn volleyball skills and volleyball practice from Dr. Gylton Da Matta, a member of the International Volleyball Federation technical development committee. Watch how to integrate this drill into your volleyball lessons. The attacking in its most regular or common form consists in the smash action of striking the ball with one hand at the opposite court. The movement can be performed forcefully, with a drive (mid-power), or with a tip. It can also happen stationary, with a jump, A volleyball attack is when a player attempts to attack the ball towards the opponent's side of the court. An attack can be a spike, tip, set, or hit as an over-the-head contact.