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Next Level 400 Series

Next Level 400 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 Push vs Lift

  • Its all about what you get, how you prep, and your balance whether you hit plain vanilla or aggressive drop

  • Ball in front, good spacing, loading forward = push drop – aggressive 

  • On your heels, lots of pace, being pressured = lift drop – just get it to bounce in front of them


4th Shot Roll Mechanic

  • Low to high

    • The lower the contact the more upright your swing should be

    • Waist height ball-  more like a Nike swoosh-  more forward and up

  • Lay back wrist- continental grip

  • Keep weight low-  don’t pick up with the shot

  • Push them back!


Drop and Roll Drill

  • 1 player hitting drops (slightly high) and the other focusing on hitting roll shots

  • Focus on keeping drop player back and deep

  • Watch this video from Pro Suzee Anderson - Click Here for Video


The Approach Game Drill

  • Player 1 at NVZ, Player 2 at Baseline

  • Player 1 feeds balls to Player 2 – this is mimicking the return of serve

  • player 2 makes choice of drop or drive and moves forward to play out the point

  • Net Player focusing on 4th shot

  • Baseline Player focusing on Transitioning

  • Possesion scoring- Baseline player is the scoring player.  If they lose rally it is a side out and you switch who is at NVZ and Baseline

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