Class 1-4 Lesson 15 & 16

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  • Intermediate level age between 9 – 15
  • Incorporate basic techniques into multi-shot drills involving movements
  • Develop basic game knowledge

Lesson Focus

  • Proper movement from to the rear court and moving forward to the front court.
  • Revision on Clear, Drop and Net technique
  • Games – apply skills into game

Warm Up (10 min)

  • Play Tag
  • Split students into group of 5-6 on a half court
  • One student be “IT” and try to catch the rest by touching them.
  • Students get touched will leave the court
  • Everyone must walk along the lines on the half court AFTER the service line. No running
  • Play for two mins then 30 seconds break
  • Play for 3 rounds


  • Warmup without rackets
  • Increases heart rate and blood flow

2 min break

Footwork Drill: 4 corners movement (15 min)

  • Coaches to demonstrate the correct footwork moving to 4 corners and return to the base
  • Movement should include:
    • Begin with directional split step, with body position heading to the direction of the corner
    • Sideway shuffle/Chasses step to the corner
    • When arrive, execute a shadow net shot (front corners) and shadow clear shot (rear corners)
    • Recover body balance
    • Move back to the center court with chasse step, arrive with a split step
  • Students work in group of two on a half court, take turn to practice
  • Each student does 3 rounds (right front corner – right rear corner – left rear corner – left front corner), repeat for 5 sets


  • Each coach look after one court, observe students follow the instruction
  • Stop the students and correct them if notice them not doing it right or missing steps

2 min break

Technique: Drop, Net, Lift (15 min)

  • Group of 2
  • Student A starts the drill with high serve
  • Student B moves back to execute drop shot
  • Student A moves up to execute net shot
  • Student B moves up to execute lift
  • Each group take a half court
  • High serve and lift target to land between the last two lines on the rear court
  • Use proper footwork to move forward and backward. i.e: Chasses step, or cross over but no running
  • Time drill for 10 mins


  • This drill combined drop shot, net and lift techniques learned in the past.
  • Coaches pay attention to all students executing the shot especially on grip, high serve, drop shot and net shot
  • Coaches can alter the drill to make it more simple (isolate the skills) for students unable to perform the drill

Technique: Double Positioning (15 min)

  • Group of 4 on one court
  • Coaches to explain the position of players in double games
  • Basic rules:
    • When your partner moving to the back court, you have to move to T line to cover the front
    • When your partner did a offensive shot (smash or drop), you stay at the front to cover the front
    • When your partner did a defensive shot (clear), you pick a closer side and move to the center to defend the half court
    • When your partner moving to the front to execute a net shot, you have to move back to cover the rear court.
    • When either one player did a lift, both players must move to the center of each side to cover their own side of the court
  • Start the drill with short server as in a games simulation. 4 students keep the rallying going as long as possible. Every players must be alert on where their partner position and do the right follow up action
  • Only Clear, Drop, Lift and Net shots allowed in this drill.
  • Student to keep score. Losing pairs do 5 burpees
  • 5 mins times drill. Switch the students around so they get to adapt to different style of play


  • Games simulation drill to get students be familiar with the follow up actions after a shot
  • Coaches to watch them practice and stop the drill and give instruction if required

2 min break

Games (30 min)

Singles/Doubles with coaches assist to umpire and keep score

Cool Down/Stretching (5 min)

  • Review today lesson with the students
  • Calves
  • Quads
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Groin

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