Thursday, November 8, 2012

Serve Everlasting

In the words of Tina Hoskins, 'the second serve must be as reliable as the rising of the sun'. This drill will help your students develop a sunny, reliable second serve.

Two players play singles. Only one serve is allowed - no second serves. First player to serve continues serving until receiving player wins a game. Once receiver has broken server, receiver becomes server and remains so until he/she is broken.

This can be adapted to accommodate larger numbers of players by making it a team or relay activity. You can either time it and announce a winner at the end of said time period, or after a set number of points is achieved by one of the teams. Limit the amount of time spent on this activity to avoid overtiring the server.

Adapted from The Tennis Drill Book by Tina Hoskins.