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Next Level 350 Series

Next Level 350 Series Lesson #3

Thank you for attending Lesson 3 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!

Inside/Outside Dinking Drill

  • Players stand cross court from one another at the NVZ 

  • 1 Player dinks to inside foot then to outside foot alternating

  • Other Player works on foot work and unit turn and just hits back to their partner- reset to inside foot when pulled out wide


Lift Dink vs Push Dink

Lift Dink–  the defensive dink, keeps you safe and in play

  • Has a little lift to it – will see that in the swing plane – not too high of trajectory bc you don’t want it attackable

  • It is not a deep dink- more shallow 

  • Use this when you are in trouble and need to stay in the point-  like if you are pulled out really wide or off balance

  • Slow your swing down and just lift dink it back into play

Push Dink– the offensive dink, used to pressure your opponent and move them around

  • Push forward through the ball

  • Deep Diving Dink aimed for foot depth

  • Use this when you are balanced, in position and looking to create imbalance and opportunities from your opponent


2 Ball Lift Dink Drill

  • Players stand straight on at NVZ across from one another

  • Each player has a ball

  • Players count down and then bounce and hit a lift dink to each other simultaneously to each other.  

  • Keep the balls under control, shallow and good net clearance


Lift & Push Alternator Drill

  • Players play straight on to each other

  • Player 1 is simply hitting the dink to their partner like a feed- consistent and unattackable

  • Player 2 is alternating between a lift dink and a push dink

  • 2 min round then switch roles

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