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Need some help with your swing?
Looking for some tips to help you get one over your mates on court?
How often and what should I do
during solo practise?
Beginners & Intermediate Players
- 15 mins
"belting the ball as hard as you can", try to keep the ball going and
establish a rhythm. Face the sidewall and hit the ball slowly and high
enough to be able to keep hitting the ball. You want consistency, not raw
power. That will come once you master rallying. I set targets. Either aim to
land in the service box a fixed number of times, or try to keep the ball
going for at least 10 consecutive hits.
When you have mastered this, which may
take a few weeks/days, try volleying down the sidewall with the same
When you get tired,
practice serving and if you are keen, try to return your service.
from Coach Derek
Experienced Players - 30 mins
Realistically, getting a single 30-minute solo practise a week might be
difficult but possibly manageable before the season and matches get into
full swing. If this is possible, first always start with the basics –
driving from the back, volleys, drops, volley drops – always keeping alert
and moving your feet. Try to make it as close to playing as possible moving
in and out of shots and play the right shot in relation to your position on
court. After going through this basic routine, focus then on a couple of
areas that need the most improvement and try to troubleshoot why you're
having problems – being too close to the ball is a VERY common issue! Good
With thanks to Tim Garner