Training /  Pairs - Controlling the T with Jesse Engelbrecht (40mins)

    • Description:

      Starting with quite an intense game, play a normal game but both players are not allowed to let the ball hit the back wall off the bounce. This game will get you prepared fully mentally and physically to control the T

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 11 points

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00

    • Description:

      When playing this alley game, both players should focus on floating their T position in order to practise this skill during a match when looking to control the T

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 11 points and then swap sides

    • Minutes on exercise:10:00

    • Description:

      This game will give players a lot of opportunities to volley and when doing so the players are allowed to play any shot. If not able to volley the game needs to be played above the service line

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 11 points

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00

    • Description:

      This is a really difficult game but one that should focus on the players taking the ball early immediately after the bounce especially around the middle to DOMINATE THE RADIUS as discussed in the playlist

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 11 points

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00

    • Description:

      A classic game to work on hitting a good length followed up with pushing high onto the T in order to hit short when in front of your opponent. This game summaries exactly what good T control should look and feel like

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 11 points

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00

    • Description:

      Set up this game as a full alley BUT if a player is in front and on the volley they are able to switch the alley to the opposite side. This encourages hitting into the open space when a player is controlling the T

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 11 points

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00

    • Description:

      Finishing this whole session with the game that you started with to see if there is an improvement in the ability to control the T more effectively

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 11 points

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00