All drills are written for the righthander. Make appropriate changes for lefthanders.
Forehand to Forehand
The players hit forehand to forehand, cross-court. They should concentrate on consistency. Contests can be set up to see which pair can hit the most in a row. This can also be done with most of the drills mentioned below.
Backhand to Backhand
Same as forehand to forehand, except done with the backhand.
Forehand to Backhand, Down the Line
One player hits his/her forehand down the line to the other player’s backhand.
One player hits or blocks his/her backhand side to side. The other player alternates between hitting a backhand and a forehand.
One player hits or blocks his/her backhand side to side - one to a corner and the other to the middle of the table. The other player returns all shots with his/her forehand.
One player hits or blocks his/her backhand crosscourt to the other player’s backhand. The other player alternates between hitting his/her backhand and his/her forehand out of the backhand corner.
One player hits or blocks his/her backhand twice cross-court to the other player’s backhand corner, then once down the line to the forehand, and then does two more to the backhand, one to the forehand, etc. The other player hits a backhand from the backhand corner, a forehand from the backhand corner, and then a forehand from the forehand corner. He/she then starts over with a backhand from the backhand corner, etc.
One player hits everything cross-court. The other hits everything down the line. Each player alternates hitting forehands and backhands. The ball will travel in a figure eight.
Both players push backhand to backhand, keeping the ball as low as possible. They push forehand to forehand and then push all over.
Attack Against Backspin
One player serves backspin. The other pushes it back to a prearranged spot. The first player attacks it, usually with the forehand. They play out the point. They can also combine this with one of the earlier drills, continuing the rally as explained in the earlier drill.
Serve and Attack
One player serves any serve. The other returns the serve without attacking. The first player attacks, and the two players play out the point like in a game.
This can be done in two ways. One way is to give each player a number of balls (a whole bucket if possible) and have them serve one at a time. Afterwards they pick up the balls and serve again.
Another way is to have one player serve and have the other player catch the serve and serve it back, etc. Or you can have one player serve, the other player return the serve, and the server catch the ball and serve again. They should not play out the point or they won’t be able to concentrate on their serves.
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Last Update : 06 Kasım, 2002
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