Friday, June 8, 2012

Triples

Triples is a great activity for those times you have an odd number of players and want to reduce waiting time. It is also good for your beginner level players who benefit greatly from having a little extra help covering the court. Triples is also one of the games anointed as a Top 10.

In Triples, three players are on each side of the court in a triangle shape. One player is at the top of the triangle, up front in the middle of the service boxes; the other two form the base of the triangle on the baseline. For you math purists, equilateral or isosceles triangles only, please. Your triangle may be scalene at the end of the point, but please don't start that way. :)

Coach feeds first ball to one of the deep players. Point is played out using full doubles court. Any extra players are waiting behind baseline and rotate in after every point. First team to 10 points wins.