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Main goal

To develop a high-level first serve and the first serve return.



To serve aces, winners and create pressure, the server must develop a powerful first serve. This will lead to a feeling of confidence.


Practice game

To acquire the habit of hitting a powerful first serve, the server is allowed three tries, instead of the normal two. This drill encourages the server to be relaxed and fearless.

For the receiver, this is an excellent drill to practice neutralizing the first serve.


Scoring format

Play 10-point games. One player only serves and the other player returns. The game starts once the server hits anywhere in the service box. The point is played out. Players change roles after each game.

To be able to follow the server’s development, for each point the coach must note how many tries the server needed before hitting the ball in the service box. The server should easily win this kind of a game.