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Category: Hitting
Type: Drill

DOWN THE LINES




Drill Description: Each player begins in the center of the court on the baseline. One player feeds the ball down the line to the other player. That player then returns the ball down the line and the two players rally back and forth. One person should be hitting forehands and the other person should be hitting backhands. If one player is right-handed and the other is left-handed, then the both players should be hitting only forehands. The better the players become at hitting down the line, the harder they can hit. They can also play a game where
the first person to eleven wins. Doubles alleys do NOT count. Once the players complete this drill, they can switch sides. The player who hit backhands before should now be hitting forehands, and the player who hit forehands before should now be hitting backhands. If one player is right-handed and the other player is left-handed, both players should now be hitting backhands.

The key to this drill is learning the baseline and getting used to hitting winners down this line. Try to land the ball as close to the line as possible but don’t get too fine.

Submitted by: Brandon Kramer


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