Ping Pong Rally

Tennis Gator Warm up

The game is played within the two service boxes (not including the tramlines). One player brings the ball into play by hitting a shot that bounces on his or her own side first before crossing the net.

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Drop Shot Game

Tennis Gator Warm up

Players play a game hitting drop shots in the alley. The players have to try to hit the ball over the net as close as possible to the net, always landing in the alley. The players have to run and touch the middle service line after each hit. This drill can be used as a warm up, as a conditioning …

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Place and Pick up

Tennis Gator Warm up

Players play mini tennis in the service boxes. They have to hit the ball with slice and are not allowed to hit the ball hard. In addition, each player starts with a ball in the non-dominant hand. After each hit each player will either place the ball on the ground or pick it up. The drill will force the players …

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Methodological Tool to Improve Net Play – Alternating Volleys and Groundstrokes

Tennis Gator Warm up

Alternating a volley and a groundstroke in the service boxes sound easy – and it probably is, especially when playing with a coach. But it is much harder when your partner has to play the role of the coach. It is very important to work on being able to volley in motion as soon as possible and to use quite a few different approaches to achieve this.

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Doubles Combination

Tennis Gator Warm up

This game is played in the entire forecourt (incl. tramlines) by four players. It is a combination of volleyball tennis and slice with touch. The aim is to force the doubles pairs so far apart that a gap is left for a winner in the middle. The game starts at a comfortable pace. The ball is only allowed to bounce …

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Crosscourt Topspin Forehand

Tennis Gator Warm up

Players play a game crosscourt in the service boxes. Players can only use topspin forehands, and they can hit the ball as hard as they want to as long as the ball lands in the service box. This drill can be used as a warm up or to develop the technique and feel for the topspin backhand. Scoring Play to …

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Crosscourt Topspin Backhand

Tennis Gator Warm up

Players play a game crosscourt in the service boxes. Players can only use topspin backhands, and they can hit the ball as hard as they want to as long as it lands in the service box. This drill can be used as a warm up or to develop the technique and feel for the topspin backhand.

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Crosscourt Slice Backhand

Tennis Gator Warm up

Players play a game crosscourt in the service boxes. Players can only use backhand slice. This drill can be used as a warm up or to develop the technique and feel for the backhand slice. Scoring Play to 8 serving underhand (7-7 the next point wins).

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Cross Game

Tennis Gator Warm up

The game is played in the two cross-court service boxes. Here is how to play: One player serves underhand from the service line. The other player is positioned at the service line. The server approaches the net immediately, and from this point on everything is fair game. The return as well as the volleys can be played hard, soft, with …

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Volleyball Tennis Singles

Tennis Gator Warm up

Two players play in opposing service boxes. To start the point, the two players face each other at the net. The point starts by one of the players playing the ball out of the hand in an upward motion over the net. All balls can exclusively be played as volleys and the ball always has to be hit upwards regardless …

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