The aim is to improve concentration, anticipation, recovery, volleys, and passing shots

How: Players 1 and 2 both start on the baseline at one end of the court, either side of the center line. Player 3 starts the other side of the net ready to volley.

Players 1 and 2 hit shots alternately at player 3 trying to move the net player around, but making sure the balls can be reached by the net player. Player 3's job is to hit different types of net shots using both the forehand and the backhand.

Swap roles and repeat the drill.

Progressions:

  • Players 1 and 2 can mix it up with different shots such as lobs to keep player 3 guessing.
  • Players can make this into a game situation with the 2 player team using the full court and the 1 player team just having to defend the singles court.

Coaching Points:

  • Players 1 and 2 should use topspin, backspin, and slice shots to really test player 3's volleying game.