Hold Your Ground Crosscourt

Two players are hitting crosscourt. They are playing first to 11 or 21 points with the ball being fed in by hand (by either player or a coach). The trick to this drill however is that both players must always stand inside the baseline to hit their shots. Moving behind, or touching the baseline will result in the player losing the point.

This will teach the players to stand up and hit the ball attackingly on the rise, while improving stroke-production, technique, timing and footwork because of the need to adapt to the ball coming on to the racquet faster.

Hold Your Ground Crosscourt

After a game is finished, swap sides and have the players play crosscourt on the other side, hitting backhands if they were hitting forehands earlier (right-handers in the diagram above’s case).

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