Class 1-2/1-3 Lesson 22

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  • Beginner
  • 12 students – 8 to 14 years old
  • Understand how to clear, drop, smash, net shots, lift but need lot of refining of techniques
  • Develop basic game knowledge

Lesson Focus:

  • Continue on Clear drills
  • Practice on doubles serve and receive
  • Games – apply serve and receive serve into

Warm Up (10 mins)

  • Running forward to one wall and back to the starting point 2x
    • Side shuffle 
    • Shuffle shuffle jump
    • Crossovers
    • High knees/butt kicks
    • Lunges
    • Sprinting 


  • Warmup without rackets
  • Increases heart rate and blood flow

Footwork – 4 corners (10 mins)

  • Each player takes a half court facing to the coach
  • Coach to point to one corner, student move to the corner and do a shadow swing then recover and move back to the center
  • On the back court, players do a clear. On the front court, players do a lift
  • Time drill: 1 min per set. Repeat for 5 sets, 30 seconds interval break


  • Students must do scissor kick when shadow clear at the rear court
  • Proper footwork and shadow swing is a big focus of this drill
  • Coaches should check the footwork, drip, and swing of students

Break and Rally (5 mins)

  • Ask student to pick up a shuttle and find a partner to rally for 5 mins

Forehand Clear (10 mins)

  • Students pick a partner and rally with only clear shots
  • Rotate students partner every 3 mins


  • Focus on hitting high and far
  • Contact point should be high
  • Observe students and help student with correct movement when necessary

Doubles Serve and Receive Serve (20 mins)

  • Group of 4 on one court. 2 vs 2 to simulate double games
  • Each of the 4 players rotate to play server, receive and the partners.
  • The Server
    • Focus on low serve to deliver shuttle to the center of the court to cut down the possible angle of return
    • For variation, low serve can be direct toward the receiver. This can disrupt their preferred way of returning serve
    • Occasionally, serve can deliver shuttle to the wide line. But this can be risky as it is difficult to cover the straight return
    • Following the low server, server must prepare to cover net reply
    • The server should also look to anticipate push reply to mid court and flat return to the rear court. This usually involved choosing one side to cover
    • Straight reply to the server should follow by the anticipate the straight reply from the
  • The Receiver
    • The receiver plays the net reply from the low serve, they should seek to dominate the net by kill any net reply from the server
    • Straight return of serve to the mid court should be followed by an attempt to intercept any straight reply
    • Straight return to the rear court, the receiver should look for any straight replies
    • The receiver may choose to attack to the body of service partner in which case they should prepare to cover both sides for a possible return
    • If the receiver plays an inaccurate return. They may have to retreat off the net and form a side by side formation
  • The Service Partner
    • Responsible to cover the mid and read court
  • The Receiver Partner
    • Stay focus and prepare to move back to attack or side by side to defend


  • Coaches watching on court side and help students following the instructions above
  • Skip the flick server and flick serve return in the video

Games – singles and Doubles (30 mins)

  • Coaches to play games with players for doubles
  • Guide players on positioning during rally
  • Coaches help to keep the rally going


  • Doubles should focus on low serve, net return and anticipation that practiced earlier
  • Help students understand when to split side to side (defensive) and front and back (offensive)
  • Make players move around, let them apply what they have learned from the lessons

Cool Down Stretches (5 mins)

  • Calves
  • Quads
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Groin

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