1. In this tennis drill players will team up in even teams (either by the number of players on each side or ability levels).
  2. The coach will assign two lives to each player (i.e. if they make 2 mistakes they are out)
  3. The coach will feed the ball into play, and the players will play the point out
  4. Once the point is over, player’s from each team will run anti-clockwise to the other end of the court
  5. The first person past the net post (from either team) will receive the feed into play
  6. Once player’s make two mistakes they are out of the game
  7. The team with the last player still alive wins.
  8. If there are lots of players, separate them into three or more teams. The team that wins can stay on and the team that loses is replaced by the 3rd team, that is waiting on the sideline.



  1. November 24, 2015

    Trying to understand how players rotate anti-clockwise when the figure shows 4 players on each side. Who rotates? all players? thanks Caleb

    • February 1, 2016

      Hi Luke, yes once the point is over they run to the other end of the court together as a group 🙂

      Hope that makes sense, Caleb

  2. June 30, 2016

    Fun warm up drill.

    • April 20, 2017

      Yes very true! 🙂

  3. April 3, 2017

    Trying to understand the 4 players pictured in the diagram for each side. Is this a team of 4 with 2 at baseline and 2 at net on each side or is this just illustrating that the team of 2 can either play from the baseline OR the net?

    • April 20, 2017

      Hi Anne,

      It can be as many players on each end of the court as you’d like 🙂 So 4 can be there, and is an ideal number for this game (8 in total 4 x 4). Thanks, Caleb 🙂

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