|5 Points from the air|
Hence the name
Sometimes players need some repetition just to get comfortable with what they are expected to learn. Quick example: I had some orange ball players just moving out of beginner status. They were able to rally and play but their technique left a little to be desired. So we spent one lesson focusing on swing path and point of contact, which meant I spent a good deal of time feeding them dead balls to let them experiment with the new technique. I was very pleased with the results. Sure, they stood in one spot for 15-20 minutes and did nothing but bang balls back to me. But by the time we finished, their forehands looked ten times better.
Assign players numbers so that they know whose turn it is in the rotation. Player One is the first to receive the dead ball feeds. All other players are behind the cart retrieving balls. After Player One has had 5 tries, he/she rotates over to ball retrieval and Player Two is now hitting feeds. Continue until all players have had their turns, cart is empty, mission is accomplished, whatever. Feed quickly and keep them moving and active - no slacking on retrieval duty. Encourage all players to get all 5 of their chances over the net and in play. This can easily be adapted to a point competition.
Variation: Rather than having a maximum of 5 balls, hitting player stays until they make a mistake.