Tennis: Short ball down the line

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DESCRIPTION

Players line up in two lines half way down the court.

The coach feeds the ball short over the net for a player to run diagonally across the court to play the ball down the line.

COACHING POINTS

Once players have had their shot they join the back of the other line and the drill continues.

This practice is perfect for keeping large groups moving and working on the passing shot technique.

PROGRESSION

Add targets for players to hit using cones in the far corners. Players keep scores of how many times they hit these areas.

Who has the top score after 10 shots?

Alternatively add a player on the same side of the net as the coach. This player stands behind the coach. When the coach feeds the ball over the net the extra player chooses to approach the net - either left of right. The player who received the feed must now try to return the ball into space (not where the extra player has moved to).

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