Tennis: Taking the ball early: One up, One back

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DESCRIPTION

Players rally up and down the middle of the court with 1 player at the baseline and one at the net.

The aim of the drill is to hit as many balls in 1 minute as possible, counting as they go.

The minute period is repeated 5 times with players resting for 1 minute between each repetition to recover and collect balls ready for the next drill.

Players should continuously try to beat their own score each time, but this drill can also be made competitive by comparing the scores between other pairs of players.

COACHING POINTS

Obviously the closer the volleying player is to the net the more the time is saved, so in theory more balls will be hit.

However players need to weigh up the consistency factor of this, will being on top of the net cause errors that take up time, or does this make it easier to volley?

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