In the first hour, we practiced hitting half court with a partner while focusing on consistency and technique. We followed our warm-up with agility races using cones and different footwork patterns (side-shuffle, forward running). We tossed and returned balls while side-shuffling to work on movement and precisions. We played “balance the racquet” in pairs to work on hand-eye coordination. After working on reflexes and agility, we hit quick-volleys in pairs and practiced overheads.
During the second hour, our group practiced serves and focused primarily on tossing technique. We also practiced serving under pressure and using targets. This led to us playing doubles and singles while keeping traditional score.
The educational portion of our class was a conversation and reflection on the on-court demo at the US Open, which our players said was an amazing experience and they felt grateful for being able to participate.