Game Basic Rules, Tips, Guidelines

Before a Game Routine (10-20 minutes)

The purpose of ‘dinking a few shots’ is to not only to warm up the muscles and limbs; but, the muscle memory for shot accuracy.

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    • Stretch.  Stretch.  Stretch.  Whether you are 25 or still think you are, stretching is critical
        • Wrists
        • Ankles
        • Calves, quads, hips
        • Back, Neck, Shoulders
  2. Non-volley line dinks & volleys (popcorn).  Straight on from your partner and Cross-court
        • IF you can have a conversation while doing these shots; YOU are missing the intention of the warm-up; AND, you’ll likely be missing a lot of shots!  YIKES
  3. Drop shots.
        • One partner stands at the NVZ (kitchen line) while the other is at the back baseline OR middle of the court (transition zone)
        • Alternate with your partner after 8-12 attempts
  4. Baseline to baseline ground strokes (forehand and backhand)
  5. Practice serves

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