Tennis Drill: 20-Ball Suicide
Submitted by: Brandon K.
Drill Description: Player A stands in the center of the court on the baseline. Player B has a bucket of balls and stands in the middle of the court anywhere from the baseline to the net. Player B feeds the balls to the other player.
The goal is to make Player A run as much as possible to increase stamina and push endurance limits.
Each ball Player A successfully runs down and hits in the court is plus one. Each ball he or she misses or cannot retrieve is minus one. Once the player reaches plus twenty, the drill is complete.
Although Player A will quickly tire, coaches should stress strong fundamentals and effort. Points within long matches can run long and those who are strong in the end will succeed!
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