The aim is to improve ground strokes, volleys, strategies, and footwork
How: Player 1 starts behind 1 baseline with a ball, and player 2 starts behind the opposite baseline. Player 1 hits the ball to player 2 and the rally begins.
It is then player 2's job to choose the right moment to shout 'come in'. When this phrase is used player 1 must run in to the net and play the rest of the rally from there.
Player 2 should try and time the shout to expose player 1 and make it easy to pass or lob player 1.
Swap roles and repeat the drill.
- Make it so both players can call out the phrase.
- Do not allow lobs.
- Players should be encouraged to use the correct technique and grip even when under pressure.
- Footwork should be correct when coming in to the net, and across the baseline.