Players start with the ball in one hand.
This is a good warm up, for getting players to feel the ball and getting on their toes as they follow the flight of the ball.
Place a few balls on the baseline and spread them out. Players move in and out between the balls, moving as if they were in defence. Make sure players avoid contact with the balls.
2 Warm Up
Two players stand about 10m apart, and underarm pass to each other. The cross on the floor is the area where the ball must bounce. Drill enhances passing accuracy.
3 Grass roots
In pairs, one player rolls the ball out along the floor.
VSW:READY TO POUNCE
2 players, 1 ball. The player serving has to hit the ball over the net so that the other player can catch the ball.
If they are successful 3 times in a row the player can take a step back and move closer to the back line.
Once players reach the back line they can swap roles.
7 Serve Drills
Play a simple 4v4 game using normal rules, but without the game being refereed. Players will have to make decisions for themselves and be fair, so it is important that players know the rules of the game well.
Players start with the ball in one hand. Players lift the ball across their body and allow it to bounce once. Players side-step following the movement of the ball, ensuring they are in position for the next stage of the drill. Now catch the ball in their other hand and repeat in the opposite direction.
A game of 4v4, played in basic or advanced style. When a team wins the right to serve and the team rotates, a player (usually in the front right of the court) comes off and is replaced by a substitute who comes on to serve. When the team wins the right to serve again, the same process occurs with the next player in the front right position.
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