Two v two game of headers and volleys tennis in a marked court with cones placed in the middle to make a net.

 

 

Aim: To improve control, heading and volleying techniques

Suitable for: U11’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area appropriate size for age, 8 cones, 1 ball between 4 players

Organisation: Using the scoring system from tennis, players pass, volley or head the ball to the opponent’s side of the court / area over the net (or coned area). Each team are allowed three touches and 2 bounces before knocking the ball over the net.

Progressions:

  • Allow more or less touches and bounces
  • Increase / decrease the size of the area

Coaching Points

  • Emphasis is on 1st touch, soft touch, keep ball out of feet and in the direction of supporting player
  • Players encouraged to keep the ball in the air which will allow team mate an easier pass to deal with before knocking over the net.
  • Communication is essential