The coach sets up one target, at 3 quarter length, in order for the player to practice a cross-court angled passing shot on the run. The coach stands close to the net (at a volley position). The player starts in the center of the court, a step or two behind the baseline
Practicing with the coach:
The first ball the coach feeds to the players backhand, which the player hits back to the coach with a controlled topspin shot. If the player misses or it is impossible for the coach to get, he feeds the second ball, otherwise the coach hits the ball as a volley to the players forehand side. Don’t make it to easy, don’t forget that we want our student to hit the second ball as a passing shot on the run.
Repeat this drill for around 20 balls, give the player a little rest and then repeat. You may decrease the balls you feed after every session, i.e. start with 20 feeds, then 15 feeds and finally 10.
- After the passing shot attempt the player also may play out the point against the coach. Play up to 11 or 7 points. Play best of three if you like
Practicing with friends:
Simple. I would suggest you play points. One at the net and one trying to pass the player. But here both the players would start in the center, one at the net and the other at the baseline. The player at the net feeds the ball, the first shot must be cross court.
Here, not to make it to easy for the volley player, the baseliner may choose to go longline as well