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Main goal

To practice creating pressure with cross-court angles and  finishing  points by hitting down-the line shots.



This is one of the most effective drills to practice creating openings with cross-court forehands, backhands, and inside-out forehands.


Practice game

Players start the point either from the deuce or ad side diagonally positioned from each other. They alternate   underhand ball feeding. They keep playing cross-court until one pulls the trigger down-the line. After that the point is played out. If someone makes an error with a cross-court shot, the point starts again.


*Practice separately from the deuce and ad side. On ad side practice backhands, inside-out, and inside-in forehands.


Scoring format

First to 10 points by a margin of 2.