Training /  Groups - Back corner development (50 mins)

This session aims to improve the players ability and confidence in the back corners of the court. Groups of 4+ will rotate around each other sequentially, making sure to give every player enough space to safely swing and the chance to clear the ball.

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    • Description:

      All players are continuously hitting rotating drives. 

    • Exercise Notes:This exercise serves as a warm up, giving players the chance to find their range on the court and get moving in and out of the back corners of the court.

    • Minutes on exercise:8:00

    • Description:

      All players are continuously hitting rotating drives in the order of above, above and below the service line. 

    • Exercise Notes:As an extension from the last exercise, this practice helps develop more control over your straight drives as you have to really consider the height and pace variations required to place the ball where needed.

    • Minutes on exercise:6:00

    • Description:

      This routine is a progression from rotating drives, where any player can then volley drop at any time, followed by a straight drive to continue the rally. 

    • Exercise Notes:The focus here should be on hitting good quality lengths from the back to force a weak ball that players can punish with an attacking volley. Learning to defend quality lengths is highly important, so try using height to dissolve pressure.

    • Minutes on exercise:8:00

    • Description:

      Routine where one players hit a straight drop from the back corner and the other player hits a straight drive from the front. Groups of 4-6 will play with two balls, with each player spending 2 mins at the front per side.

    • Exercise Notes:In this exercise, players should try to develop their ability to take the ball in short from the back of the court. Combining early racket preparation with quick movement onto the ball will allow you to hit the ball at the top of its bounce.

    • Minutes on exercise:8:00

    • Description:

      Time for doubles! To finish the session, grab a partner and play as many doubles games as you want to. If you're a group of 6, rotate out the losers of each game with the next pair.

    • Exercise Notes:In these games, players should be concentrating on dragging the ball deep into the back corners and forcing a weak return, while also defending the back corners and looking for opportunities to punish poor lengths.

    • Minutes on exercise:20:00