The aim is to improve doubles play, ground strokes, and net shots.

How: Players 1 and 2 start on one baseline and players 3 and 4 start on the other baseline. Player 1 starts with the ball.

Player 1 serves the ball to player 3. Player 3 then has to return the ball down the line to player 2, who then hits the ball cross court to player 4. Player 4 must then return the ball down the line to player 1, and the sequence starts again.

This pattern should not be broken, but whoever breaks it must lose a point. All players start on 10 points and when the first player loses all their points, the winner is the player with the most points remaining.

Progressions:

  • Bring players closer to the net so that they have to be quicker with their returns.

Coaching Points:

  • Get players to use all types of spin to try and make it harder for the next person to return the ball.