This session looks at developing your players' variety of serve and making them aware of how to connect the serve with the second shot to create tactical opportunities to hit point winning shots.
Mix it up and keep them guessing
Players have to understand that having a variety of spins will win them more points during a match, so it's important to practice them.
By working on the serve so they are consistent, while still hitting a variety of different techniques and shots, will make it easier for your players to win easy points.
This session will make players aware of the opportunities afforded to them through the different types of serve, including top-spin and spin serves (Kick, Slice, Flat, Topspin) while hitting them from different position on the baseline.
Serve then prepare for the return
The key to success is consistency, and professional players practice for hours to put ensure they can hit different types of serve onto the same spot.
Many unforced mistakes are made in tennis because of a player's lack of reaction, so it's important players practice being ready to hit the next shot after their serve.
By developing your players' variety of serve you can create shot patterns, which they can use in a game to maximise their chances of winning the point under pressure. Roger Federer, for example, serves wide from deuce side and then hits a forehand winner down the line.
Improve your player's technical patterns so they play less consecutive backhands
Teach your players the importance of correct footwork and how it can win them more games!
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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