Thanks Jorge! Great drills & games. Besides game improvement, they are very helpful in retarding the outgoing tides associated with serious aging, for those lucky enough to still be playing.
Yes Jorge I have use that one before! It is good, haven’t used it in a while. I will give you one. My V drill learned from Janet Harpole in Atlanta. At first I wasn’t that interested but it became a great drill that I come back to all the time. Super for doubles skills. I call it the V drill. Players are in 3 of the 4 doubles positions with out the server. Players try to attain a rally of at least 6 balls. So net player (1) gets tons of volleys, baseline player (2) works on challenging the net player (hitting it to him for a change) and player 3 on service line gets tons of practice digging shots out from their feet. Rotate after a few minutes. Really awesome practice. I do 3 mistakes sometimes too. As long as the ball is not hit away from players. Or you can count hitting away as a mistake. 🙂
I love it Dean…
Thanks Jorge. You always come up with fun drills!
Now add a fast ball, a curve and a slider.
Unheard of for 2.5 but emphasizes your point.
All these video’s are so helpful, I really appriciate you sharing these drills.
From Canada :o)
Thank you Jorge. This is a great way to make serve practice more enjoyable.
your the best love all your drills
Great game idea to improve serve accuracy. I will mention this to my coach. Thanks.
With out question one of the best videos i have seen teaching players importance of ball placement on the serve. Starting the serve out to an opponents weakness greatly increases your chances to win outright points or take charge of the point and win it a couple shots latter!!
good job coach
You are doing a really good job Jorge, congratulations from Spain
Thank you for a more defined, measurable way to practice the serve.
Amazing how you got a perfect score first time around. Your wife also did well. I am going to try the drill and I bet I may hit 10 if lucky in 10 attempts.
Also, your rating of different strokes with players gave me a thought about my skill level with various strokes. For example, I am 3.5 senior player. I would rate my forehand a 4.0, my backhand a 3.5, my serve a 3.0 / 3.5, and my volleys as a 3.0 / 3.5, and my return of serve as a 3.5 / 4.0.
A great drill for the serve,
it seemed that your wife really also showed spin was important in targeting those areas with slices to 1 and 4 and more top or kick to 6 . depth in all six boxes was also evident meaning less reaction time for the returner . we use the game as an ender at practice where two people compete against each on opposite sides of the net the person that has the lower number in attempts wins that game . they go on against the same person until someone gets to six(set).
I have use a variant of this serve accuracy teaching since 1978. My targeting is slightly more involved but, certainly in the same vein as what you have here.
tony fox usptr professional
Thanks for sharing these drills. Always helpful.
Great drill to develop serve’s accuracy and different directions
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