Half Court Points with a Crosscourt Approach Shot

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Players play on half the singles court down the line. The rally starts with a feed from the coach to one of the players into the playing area. The player hits the first shot crosscourt back to the coach. The coach volleys down the line. The player hits the next shot crosscourt to his opponent and approaches the net. The …

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Volleys and Half Volleys in the Short Court Alley

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One player plays always a controlled forehand volley. The partner will alternate between one backhand half volley … … and one backhand volley. It is important that the players try to alternate the half volley and the volley every time. This will tax their coordination but even more imprtantly, their perception.

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Volley in the Short Court Alley

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Volley in the alley (mini tennis) Now we will use the alley to control the direction of the volleys as well as to control the direction of the volley step. One player plays forehand volleys the other one backhand volleys. Important: Players should step into the alley with the volley and immediately step out of the alley after the stroke …

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Points: Serve and Volley Crosscourt on half the doubles court.

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Serve and Volley on half the doubles court. The server serves and volleys and the point is played out crosscourt. To increase the number of rallies the players can play using only second serves. Scoring to 11 (at 10 all the next point wins) after a set the players change roles. after two rounds, the player with the best total …

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Points: Return Down the line approaching the net

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Players play on half the doubles court down the line. The server only has one serve. The returner has to approach every time. The returner should start moving forward as the server tosses.

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Crosscourt – Down the Line Plus 3

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Two players play a 30 ball crosscourt down the line.  The coach feeds a ball in immediately after a mistake. As soon as they finish the rally, they play 3 points cross court.

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Blind Game

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Two player on the baseline and one at the net line up.  The player without partner hits one groundstroke left of the net player, one at the net player and one right of the net player.

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Learn how to Lob Against and Overhead

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We believe – no, we know – that one of the main reasons girls have a difficult time learning to hit overheads is due to the fact that their training partners are usually not able to control…

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Points Starting with a Defensive Backhand

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The player sprints from the middle of the baseline to the intersection of the service line and the sideline and touches the ground with the racquet. His opponent sprints laterally, parallel to the baseline, and touches the doubles sideline. The trainer yells “touch” – that is the signal for both players to run and touch their mark. The coach feeds …

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