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Next Level 350 Series

Next Level 350 Series Lesson #12

Thank you for attending Lesson 12 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!

Serves & Returns

  • Accuracy and depth are the key to success with both serve and return

  • Serve 

    • Faster swing and looser arm = more power

    • Be purposeful with your placement = backhands or right at the body

  • Return 

    • Short back swing

    • Take your time - hit and then move forward instead of running through it 

    • On hard serves you just need to chip it back at them - use their power


Serves 21

  • Divide service boxes into 3 depths with cones - bonus zone deep  to backhand

  • Points: Zone closest to NVZ = 1, Middle Zone = 2, Deep Zone = 3, Out or in Net = -1, Bonus for deep backhand = 4

  • Players take turns serving cross court to each other and keeping score

  • First to 21 wins!  Then switch sides (odd vs even) and go again!


Return of Serve Strategy

  • Down the Line is the best defense against a cross court drop as it forces them to change direction of the ball

  • Middle work well to force them to choose who is hitting the 3rd ball

    • If you have a team hitting heavy drives- avoid the middle as it gives them the easy drive up the middle

  • Target Backhands and Target the most agressive poaching opponent 

    • They can’t poach if they are busy hitting the 3rd ball    


Transition Zone 7-11

  • One player at NVZ, one at transition zon

  • NVZ player feeds balls to transition zone player and they play out the point

  • Transition Zone player must stay in transition zone the entire game

  • Rally scoring- NVZ player must get to 11 before Transition Zone Player gets to 7

  • Focus is on good shot selection by both players to win the rally

  • Play 1 game and then switch player positions for second game

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


We Would Love To Work With You Again!

Next Month’s Next Level Classes are ready for registration!  We would love to continue helping you to grow your game.  

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