Drop Shot Game

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo 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 …

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Place and Pick up

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo 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 …

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Methodological Tool to Improve Net Play – Alternating Volleys and Groundstrokes

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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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Warming up: 2 Hits and Change

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Four players on the court, two at the net, two on the baseline. The coach feeds the first shot. All four players play with one ball. After two ball contacts, the players have to switch position. The active player always moves to the front. The players are free to direct their shots as they wish. The direction should actually be …

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Warming up with Serve and Return

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The most important thing is that the players return the serve, irrespectively of whether it lands in or not. The next step involves the players executing the following simple and highly effective task. Each player has to hit two shots. The server hits one …

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Warming up with Volleys and Overheads

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Here, we take a slightly more progressive approach to warming up with the overhead. The players at the baseline should mix low and high shots, allowing the net players to hit a mixture of overheads and volleys – often alternating if possible. What we …

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Warming up at the Net

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Here, the focus is on warming up strokes with one player hitting groundstrokes and one hitting volleys. However, there is a small, yet vital change. The baseline player should stand slightly within the baseline. In general, a volleyer tends to hit many a relatively …

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Warm up strokes: Offensive and Defensive Groundstrokes

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Changing from offensive to defensive strokes, in other words, consciously altering the spin and tempo and executing a change of pace, is a key ability that good players must possess. Warm up strokes in one half of the court are ideal for training this. …

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