The aim is to improve footwork, movement and changing of direction.

How: Player 1 starts at the service line, and player 2 starts with a ball up at the net on the opposite side. Player 2 drops a ball just over the net. Player 1 then has to run in and hit a drop shot to any part of player 2's court.

After hitting the drop shot player 1 has to run backwards and touch the service line with their racket, then player 2 drops another ball over the net and the cycle keeps going until player 1 cannot reach the ball before it bounces twice.

Swap roles and repeat the drill.


  • Player 2 can drop the ball closer to the net, or player 1's feet have to touch the service line before they can run for the next drop shot.

Coaching Points:

  • Make sure footwork is effective
  • Make sure grip, and technique are correct.