Pick the Right Ball

In this advanced tennis drill, two players will be rallying cross-court, playing first to 21 points. However if one player hits a short ball that lands in the service box cross-court than the opponent must hit an approach shot down the line and come into the net to play out the remainder of the point in a full-court fashion.

Therefore once the short-ball has been hit the player that hit the short-ball must be aware of this and move across to take the down-the-line approach. If no short-ball is hit during the rally, the point will just be played out cross-court until there is an error and a point is awarded to the other player.

Pick the Right Ball Short Approach Shot

  1. February 1, 2015

    Excellent drills thanks

  2. August 24, 2016

    What if somebody plays a short angle. I don’t think it will be a good idea to go to the net?

    • April 20, 2017

      Hi Rohit, it’s purely specific on the time of the point, a player’s strengths, the flight of the ball and pace and spin on it. But it’s always great to practice in a training session 🙂

  3. March 17, 2017

    Just joined your website and had a quick look at the drills. So far so good. I have three boys passionate about tennis and this will help me to do the daddy input 🙂 Will let you know later how is the progress

    • April 20, 2017

      Hey Dimo,

      That’s awesome to hear you’re using it with your boys! I hope all is going well with it! Thanks, Caleb 🙂

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