Tennis Drill Demonstration


Players hit one ball before running round the court to the other end.

Each player gets 3 lives and loses one if they make a mistake, or fail to get into position on time. Alternatively players can collect letters for each mistake they make until they spell a work (like donkey).

The winner is the one left standing.

The coach can state at any time for the players to change direction in the way they are running around the court, even mid rally!

Coaching points

Players can construct the point but without trying to go for outright winners. If both players are in position and an outright winner is hit, it is up to the coach to decide whether the point should be replayed or not.

The drill can be done with any number of players all on the one court. It is a good end of session or Friday afternoon drill!

Players running around the edge of the court should be reminded to stay outside the lines and to keep out of the way of the ball and their fellow players!

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Drill tags: donkey, friday, fun, game, rotate

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