Tennis: Waves!

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DESCRIPTION

Players are playing doubles points from the hand in pairs.

The pair who wins the point moves to the service line which is their starting position for the next point. Should they win the point from this starting position, players score 1 point and get to stay where there are. Should they lose the point from starting on the service line, they must move back to the baseline.

COACHING POINTS

All players must have balls at the ready to be fed in. The feed becomes quite important so players must be encouraged to think tactically about where and how they place the first ball. Players can therefore choose whether they feed the ball in immediately or whether they take their time to get in position themselves before they do this.

The game of waves should be played non-stop. Players will be moving continuously throughout the drill, at high intensity.

Notes:

The pair that wins the point feeds the next point, and this ball can be fed in immediately, whether the opposing pair are in position or not.

It must be fed from low to high, from behind the baseline or service line depending on the start position and cannot be volleyed from the opposing pair.

Players play first to 21 points.

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