Friday, December 28, 2012

Cross Country

Thanks Tennis.com for this series of three net skills videos. Cross Country is a simple but effective drill that focuses on lateral movement at the net.

Two players face each other across the net at one of the sidelines. As they volley to each other, they move laterally to the opposite sideline and back.

Variations

  • Specify which volley is to be hit (forehand or backhand) or alternate the two.
  • Perform at varying distances from the net to work on timing and touch.
Progressions
Too hard? have your beginners perform by tossing and catching rather than hitting the ball.