This drill is good for the development of movement and the overhead.

One player starts at the net and the other player starts on the other side of the court at the baseline. The player at the baseline should have a basket of balls. The player at the net touches the net with his/her racquet signaling he/she is ready for an overhead. The player on the baseline hits a fairly deep lob which the player at the net has to back peddle to hit. As soon as the player hits the overhead he/she sprints to the net and taps the net again with his/her racquet signaling they areready for another overhead.

Continue this process until the player at the net is tired. Switch roles allowing both players to practice the overhead and their footwork.

Reprinted with permission from the Tennis4You Workshop
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