Hold The Half Court

This is a ‘dig your own grave’ style tennis drill where two players compete against each other, with one player covering the whole singles court and the other player covering only half a court. A player who is covering the whole court must win a point in order to play the next point in only half a court, and therefore make their opponent cover the full court.

A player covering the full court who can’t manage to win the point against their opponent playing half-a-court will quickly become fatigued. This is why it is a ‘dig your own grave’ style drill, where it is so important to hold the half court and continue to win the points against your opponent covering the full court.

hold the half court

The coach should put a timer on and play this tennis drill out for a set period of time. For example set the timer to 7 minutes.

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