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Next Level 300 Series

Next Level 300 Series Lesson #2

Thank you for attending Lesson 2 of our 12 week Training Series! Please note that lessons do not have to be taken in numerical order. You are welcome to start anytime during the 2 month rotation.
Here are your notes and homework from class. Keep practicing to solidify all you learned.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Drop Shot Mechanic

  • Reach out with non paddle hand and load forward with non paddle leg

  • Soft hand, Soft stable wrist, Soft body

  • Contact point out in front- about 12″ in front of your front knee and low

  • Laid back wrist

  • Forward and Low with swing and weight transfer to keep the ball trajectory low

  • Just like tossing a ball or bean bag underhand


Drop Shot Collector Drill

  • 1 player tosses and other hits

  • Hitting player hits from baseline

  • Part #1 – Warm up round for 2 min

    • Hitting player just hits drops off the tossed feed aiming for NVZ

  • Part #2 – Competition Round for 1 min

    • Tosser counts how many drops in 1 min their partner lands in NVZ


Approaching - When and How

  • Watch your opponent’s paddle prep:  red, yellow or green light?

  • Commit to your shot and move forward with follow through

  • Back up if needed

  • Keep paddle out in front to play defense if needed

Watch this video from Pro Suzee Anderson on approaching:  Transitioning Video


3 Ball Toss Drill

  • Set up 3 cones

  • 1 player at NVZ and one at Baseline

  • NVZ player tosses ball underhand to baseline player- do not catch the ball just feed 3 balls consecutively at a reasonable pace

  • Hitting player continues forward even if ball is out or in the net- focus is on moving forward and not stopping

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