Serve Number Game


This video lesson shows a great game to use when you want to develop more accuracy on your Serve.

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  1. hlk
    November 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm · Reply

    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.

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm · Reply

      You’re welcome

  2. Dean Mello
    November 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm · Reply

    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. 🙂

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm · Reply

      I love it Dean…

  3. Nora Harrison
    November 13, 2018 at 3:02 pm · Reply

    Thanks Jorge. You always come up with fun drills!

  4. Jerry dempsey
    November 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm · Reply

    Now add a fast ball, a curve and a slider.
    Unheard of for 2.5 but emphasizes your point.

  5. Isabel
    December 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm · Reply

    All these video’s are so helpful, I really appriciate you sharing these drills.

    From Canada :o)

  6. Chris Oemcke
    December 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm · Reply

    Thank you Jorge. This is a great way to make serve practice more enjoyable.

  7. sidney
    December 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm · Reply

    your the best love all your drills

  8. Sylvia
    December 3, 2014 at 2:38 am · Reply

    Great game idea to improve serve accuracy. I will mention this to my coach. Thanks.

  9. tim smith
    December 2, 2014 at 10:42 pm · Reply

    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!!

  10. badr
    December 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm · Reply

    good job coach

  11. Ricardo Abad
    December 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm · Reply

    You are doing a really good job Jorge, congratulations from Spain

  12. Christine
    December 2, 2014 at 4:41 am · Reply

    Thank you for a more defined, measurable way to practice the serve.

  13. Tim Puckett
    December 2, 2014 at 12:32 am · Reply

    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.

  14. Dan C. Couture
    December 2, 2014 at 12:30 am · Reply


    A great drill for the serve,



  15. larry
    December 1, 2014 at 11:05 pm · Reply

    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).

  16. tony fox
    December 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm · Reply

    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

  17. rick z.
    December 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm · Reply

    Thanks for sharing these drills. Always helpful.

  18. Tennis Island
    October 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm · Reply

    Great drill to develop serve’s accuracy and different directions

  19. rick spicer
    June 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm · Reply

    Keep them coming

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