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Next Level 400 Series

Next Level 400 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!

Dinking with Topspin

  • Topspin: Speeds it up, kicks off bounce, offensive shot to be used when balanced and in position

    • Key - Laid Back Wrist and Push Forward low to high

    • The higher the contact the more horizontal the paddle, lower contact more paddle tip down

    • Brush up the back of the ball but not over the ball - no wrist needed


Around the Post Shot

  • Get there in time

  • Wait for the ball to drop- lower contact is better

  • Don’t over hit this – easy to get excited and hit it long

  • Targets – where to aim

    • Average feed-  go for feet or mid court low

    • Extra Wide feed – go angle into the court and low

    • Not super wide feed – try to curl it and into the back court

  • Defending – paddle low and block it back to where there is open court


Dink and ATP Drill

Part #1 for 2 Players

  • Players play Cross Court from each other

  • Player hits/tosses steep dink cross court

  • Receiving player goes for ATP

Part #2 for 4 players

  • Cross court player hits/tosses steep dink cross court

  • Receiving player goes for ATP and player in front attempts to block the atp 

  • Opposing team shifts to cover the ATP block

  • Rotate through each player getting ATP attempt 

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