3 of a Kind is my favorite kind of drill. It is simple and effective, good for all levels, good for any size group, no special equipment required. The objective is to win 3 points in a row. To emphasize the importance of building momentum, one team will always have a score of 0 because whenever one team earns a point, the other team goes back to zero.
- are endless. Combine this scoring strategy with just about any other drill you find in this blog or elsewhere.
- Can be played with only two players playing singles or two large teams rotating players after every point.
- Works great for doubles also.
- Coach fed or player bounce feeds to start point. Hint: when I have players feeding, I usually let the team who just lost the last point start the next point.
Easier - slower balls, smaller courts, or lose the racquets completely and have players tossing and catching instead.
Harder - designate type of balls hit (short, deep, cross court, volley, forehand, backhand, etc.)