Training /  Pairs - How to Defend Effectively with James Willstrop (55mins)

    • Description:

      Focussing on the difficult straight lob, use this drill to hone the skill of lifting the ball straight from the front of the court

    • Exercise Notes:Do for 2.5mins in each position then swap

    • Minutes on exercise:10:00

    • Description:

      Looking to execute a good cross court lob from the boast, use this drill to hone the skill and focus on getting that ball high and looping into the back corners

    • Exercise Notes:Do for 2.5mins in each position then swap

    • Minutes on exercise:10:00

    • Description:

      Working on the cross court volley lob, hit a straight shot to yourself and then lift the volley over to your opponents side of the court

    • Exercise Notes:Do for 2.5mins on each side of the court

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00

    • Description:

      Lots of opportunity to both attack and defend in this game looking to use height when appropriate or play a counter drop at other times

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

    • Minutes on exercise:10:00

    • Description:

      Using the alley game as a foundation, players are now able to switch sides at any time with a cross court lob. The game changes sides for at least 2 shots before it can change again

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 15 points

    • Minutes on exercise:10:00

    • Description:

      Using the alley game as a foundation, players are now able to switch sides at any time with a boast from back. The response to the boast HAS to be a straight drop or cross court lob

    • Exercise Notes:Play first to 15 points

    • Minutes on exercise:10:00