Tennis: Serve / Return Point Play

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Linsent, Tennis coach

DESCRIPTION

Player 1 is serving and will play a sequence of 4 points against player 2 as follows:

  1. Serving from the deuce court player 1 must serve wide. Player 2 must return the shot to player 1's forehand side.

  2. Serving from the deuce court player 1 must serve inside. Player 2 must return the shot to player 1's backhand side.

  3. Serving from the advantage court player 1 must serve inside to player 2 who must return the ball to player 1's forehand corner.

  4. Serving from the advantage court player 1 must serve wide to player 2 who must return the ball to player 1's backhand side.

COACHING POINTS

Player 2 knows where the serve is going, therefore should be able to practice these specific returns.

However player 1 also knows where the return is going so the 1st shot after the serve is key, and should be played aggressively. With this in mind the handicap of both players should be relatively even and the usual point win/ loss ratio should remain unaffected.

Game rules:

Once these 2 shot combinations have been made, the point is played out in the normal way. Players can play first to 21 points and then switch around.

Should the first serve be missed or not made to the specific area, the 2nd serve is played to the same area.

Should the return not be made to the allocated corner, the returner loses the point.

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