Purpose

A drill designed to get players a chance to improve individual skills by getting a high number of reps. Can also be done alone, at home.

Setup

  • Players should find a spot about 10-15 feet from a wall.

How it Works

  1. Player will start about 10 feet from the wall, holding the ball in front of them.
  2. They will then toss the ball up, reach up high on the hitting shelf and hit down on it, to produce top spin.
  3. Player will retrieve ball and repeat.

Coaching Tips

  • This is a great drill, because we can work on lots of different individual skills – attacking, serves, and even setting as well.
  • If setting, get much closer to the wall, and focus on keeping the arm steady and rotating the wrists.
  • This is a great way to take a walk around and evaluate players, correcting any mistakes you spot and reinforcing good execution.