Serves In A Row

This tennis serving drill, puts player’s under pressure to see how many serves they can hit in a row, against each other. Player’s must serve with integrity, meaning that each serve must be at least 80% of their maximum racquet head speed (maximum racquet head speed is used instead of maximum speed, because a kick serve, or slice serve can have 100% racquet head speed but because of the spin will be slower than a flat serve hit with the same racquet head speed).

The coach can nominate the type of serve, i.e. only flat first serves, or only heavy kick first serves.

serves in a row

Once a server misses a serve, they are out of the game, until the next round. The player with the highest total number of serves in a row for that round wins.

  1. February 27, 2015

    What are the cones for? Do the players try to knock them down?

    • March 1, 2015

      Hi Jeanette, yes you don’t necessarily need cones there. Serve accuracy generally increases when players have something specific to aim at, but feel free not to use cones if you wish.


  2. April 9, 2015

    Fabulous, what a blog it is! This website gives useful facts to us, keep it up.

    • April 13, 2015

      Thanks Kraig!


  3. April 11, 2017

    From Namibia….I enjoy using your drills and my the kids love it as well!!!! Thanks a lot!!!

    • April 20, 2017

      Hi Melanie, I’m really happy to hear that thanks! Caleb 🙂

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