Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spill It

Tongue out = sure sign of focus
Spill It is deceptively simple. It is suitable for your youngest beginners, but it requires a combination of control, timing, and proper swing path.

Player balances a ball on their racquet strings. They slowly tip the ball forward until it falls to the ground and bounces. Then they must hit it over the net.

Once mastered on the forehand side, try the backhand. This is a little trickier as one hand will pull double duty after placing the ball on the strings and needs to be back on the grip before hitting the ball.

Spill It is simple, but don't forget to appreciate all the effort that will go into doing this successfully!