Net Play Drills

Although tennis has become more and more a groundstroke game over the last 20 years, feeling comfortable at the net will make you a much more complete and confident player.

The drills on this section will help you polish your overhead and volleys, and will provide you with the tools you need to finish points and play an effective doubles game.

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Passing shot game through the middle

Highly effective game for practicing the net game including passing shot situations. The net player feeds underhand from the middle T-line and stays there until the baseliner plays the first ball through the middle. To get acc...

Two Color Ball Movement Drill

The coach tosses balls to the student. He has a play-and-stay ball in his hand and a normal yellow tennis ball. The task of the students this time is to catch regular  ball directly in the air. However... To get access to the...

Chinese Wall

Two players alternate playing singles against the "Chinese Wall". The double team is at the net. Each player player plays 3 points in a row against the doubles team. The singles player wins three points for a clean winner. Each other poi...

Half volley – Volley Drill

In this basket drill, we train the half-volley with our player. The player starts at th service line. The approach must force the player to a half-volley. Then he/she moves forward and plays a volley. To get access to the vide...

Volley-circle

A nice  demanding rhythm exercise to work on volleys. The players stand on the service line. The coach puts a ball into play, the players play in a clear direction, a pair always down the line, the other always crosscourt. To...

Moving Diagonal Volleys

What makes a good volley training? The players should not be static but train the volley from many different positions. This exercise is one of many possible variations and a good preparation for a doubles game. To get access...

Volleyball Tennis in the “telephone booth”

One of the most popular games with coaches and players alike is volleyball tennis. An ideal preparation for all training content that has to do with the net game and a high challenge to coordinate skills such as orientation, balance but ...

Volleyball Tennis only Volley Allowed

Four players play in the service boxes plus allies. Each player must hit the volley to the partner before he/she plays the ball into the opposing field. All balls may only be played as volley. In this game a good footwork, ball feel an...

Control Stroke Game Switching and Volleying

Two players play points in the small field (without double field). Each player must bump the ball in a controlled manner before it is played across the net into the opposing field. To get access to the videos and premium medi...

Head Tennis 1 Against 1

Two players play on one side of the service boxes.  The task is to stop the ball with the racquet and hit it over with the head.  The ball is allowed to bounce once before hit with the racquet.  A nice warm up drill to work on coordin...

Volley Headers

Players play in one service box.  The ball is not allowed to bounce.  The players receive the ball with their racquet, bump it up and return it with their heads. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here...

Half Volley Game Singles

This is an advanced game in which two players rally with each other in the service boxes but have to use only half volleys.  It requires great perception, footwork and feel.  It is a great way for advanced players to warm up. ...

Doubles: Two up Two back

One of the most popular games in team training: four players in the field, all of whom are maximally active and must always be ready to play. The team who wins the first point, plays at the net. From there it goes back and forth. ...

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Wall Drill: Backhand Volleys Across the Wall

An effective way to practice control on the volley is by moving up and back across the wall trying to keep a ball in play. In this exercise the player has to use his backhand to keep a wall rally going while moving forwards and backward...

Forehand Volleys across the wall

An effective way to practice control on the volley is by moving up and back across the wall trying to keep a ball in play. In this exercise the player has to use his backhand to keep a wall rally going while moving forwards and backward...

cross Game

Cross Game

The game is played in the two cross-court service boxes. Here is how to play: One player serves underhand from the service line. The other player is positioned at the service line. The server approaches the net immediately, and from this...

Doubles Combination

Doubles Combination

This game is played in the entire forecourt (incl. tramlines) by four players. It is a combination of volleyball tennis and slice with touch. The aim is to force the doubles pairs so far apart that a gap is left for a winner in the middl...

Ping Pong Rally

Ping Pong Rally

The game is played within the two service boxes (not including the tramlines). One player brings the ball into play by hitting a shot that bounces on his or her own side first before crossing the net. To get access to the vid...

Volleyball Tennis Singles

Volleyball Tennis Singles

Two players play in opposing service boxes. To start the point, the two players face each other at the net. The point starts by one of the players playing the ball out of the hand in an upward motion over the net. To get acce...

Warming up at the Net

Warming up at the Net

Here, the focus is on warming up strokes with one player hitting groundstrokes and one hitting volleys. However, there is a small, yet vital change. The baseline player should stand slightly within the baseline. In general, a volleyer te...

Warming up: 2 Hits and Change

Warming up: 2 Hits and Change

Four players on the court, two at the net, two on the baseline. The coach feeds the first shot. All four players play with one ball. After two ball contacts, the players have to switch position. The active player always moves to the fron...

Warming up at the Net: Up and Back

Warming up at the Net: Up and Back

One player is at the baseline and one at the net. The baseline player moves the net player up and back by mixing lobs with short balls. The net player is not allowed to let the ball bounce. Both players try to keep the ball in play for a...

Half Volley – Volley Mini Tennis

Players play with a coach on one service box alternating one half volley and one volley. Training goal: This drill is designed to work on coordination. Load and Reps: A good exercise to warm up before a training unit for 2 to 3 minut...

Short Overhead with a Jump

The player starts on the T and moves diagonally back towards a cone on command.  As the player touches the cone the coach feeds a short lob towards the other side of the court. To get access to the videos and premium media, j...

Low Volley Training

Two player stand on the service line, one on each side of the center line.  The coach volleys from the other side of the net alternating one volley to each player. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login her...

Points – Slice Lob vs Overhead Down the Line

One player is at the net and the other at the baseline. Players will play points on half the court including alleys. The player at the net starts the point. The baseline player can only hit slice lobs. The game ends when one of the playe...

Tossing to Practice High Volleys

Two players stand on the service line close to the center. The coach stands in front of them close to the net on the other side of the court. Each player alternates hitting a high volley. To get access to the videos and premiu...

Direct overhead

The players should hit the overhead directly out of the air. The players are free to direct their shots as they wish. The coach should feed all over the court. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here, ...

Overheads Bounce or Air

Can the players decide what sort of overhead to hit? No! The coach should instruct them. After the feed, the coach should shout “bounce” (the command for hitting an overhead after the ball bounces) or “air” for direct overheads o...

Running around a short overhead – inside in

The players start on the service line On the coach’s signal, the players should move diagonally backwards to the forehand corner (right-handers to the deuce court) and touch the marker After that, the coach hits a high, short lob to th...

Jumping forwards into the overhead

The players start on the service line On the coach’s signal, the player should move diagonally backwards and touch the marker After that, the coach hits a high, short lob to the front of the court on the forehand side The player should...

Volley in the Short Court Alley

Volley in the alley (mini tennis) Now we will use the alley to control the direction of the volleys as well as to control the direction of the volley step. One player plays forehand volleys the other one backhand volleys. To ...

The Left Arm on the Overhead

Here we work with young players on overheads. We explain the importance of the left arm to help create a natural throwing and swinging motion. Catch the ball with a straight arm after it bounces slightly to the right of your head. ...

Feel for the Grip

Our players use the Continental Grip for the backhand volley and the overhead and learn that you can use this grip to hit many different shots at the net. The coach feeds a high volley. The player stays close to the net and hits down on ...

Stroke Training: Volley and Half Volley

The players alternate between a volley and a half-volley close to the net. To keep the shot frequency high, the player should play a controlled volley back to the coach. In other words, the ball should remain in play. To get ...

Half Court Points: Attacking Down the Line

Players play on half the singles court. The rally starts with a feed from the coach to one of the players anywhere the coach chooses. The player hits the first shot back to the coach. The coach volleys back to the side where the point wi...

Tossing to Practice Low Volleys

Two players stand on the service line close to the center. The coach stands in front of them close to the net on the other side of the court. Instructions Each player alternates hitting a low volley. (One player hits forehand volleys, th...