JB TEST – Best HS Tennis Drills

with Jorge Capestany

The Completion Level of Your Training.



About this Course

Perfect Practice Template

There are SIX things that should happen at every HS practice.

In this video, I go over the template you can use to make sure your stay on point and your practices are organized and have purpose. Make sure to download the practice plan template below the video.


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Warm Up Drills

1) Foam Ball Warm-Up

We like this drill because players warm-up in the short court but also get to work on accelerating their racket head  which typically does not happen in a short court warm-up.

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2) Net Cord Game

This is a clever little game that works on racket and touch skills and warms players up.

The players start close to the net in a small area so they don't have to move very far until they get warmed up.

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3) Drop Shot Me

This is another warm up drill that happens near the net and inside the service box. Now the players are running a bit more so they warm-up quicker.

We also love that it works on player's ability to use touch and drop shots which a lot of HS players don't do very well.

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Baseline Drills

4) Odd Man Out

This simple drill gets up to 6 players hitting groundstrokes on a single court.

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5) Consistency Battle

Practicing consistency the wrong way can be very boring and HS players may not want to do it, but this drill solves that problem.

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6) Hunter

Although not ideal, the 1 UP-1 BACK position is the reality of many HS matches. This drill helps players use this common formation the proper way.

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Net Drills

7) Jerk Triples

Players learn to feed nasty so this drill is realistic and match like. Net players learn to deal with difficult volleys.

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8) Cuban Davis Cup

This is our favorite drill for net play and transitions skills. It's all about the number if "touches on the ball."

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9) Bum Rush

This drill helps player learn when and how to transition to the net. Its great because it increases their net appearances.

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Passing Shots & Lobs

10) Who's Your Daddy

This is a fun passing shot drill that our players love. It teaches them to think about passing shots as a 2-shot combination.

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11) Lobster Cup

We use this drill to get our players hitting lots of lobs and overheads which we have found are easy shots for them to choke on in pressure situations.

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12) Pro Passing Shots (Doubles)

Great passing shot drill that puts all the players in a tough position to simulate real match play situations.

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Serve & Return Drills

13) Serve Eliminator

This is a fun team serving game that adds an element if pressure.

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14) Dice Serving

Power on the serve is important, but accuracy is even more important and this drill helps players with that.

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15) Dice Returner

This game helps the returners determine proper target areas for their return of serve.

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Point or Match Play

16) Dice Doubles

This is a fun twist on regular doubles that changes the value of each point and creates pressure in a practice situation.

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17) First to Sporty

Another point play drill where the importance of winning the first point of a game is emphasized.

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18) High Pressure Sets

Most points in a match are NOT pressure points, but this drill changes the scoring so every point is a pressure point.

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19) Deuce and Done

This point play drill helps players learn how to finish and close out a game.

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Bonus Module: Large Group Drills

20) Module Intro

We all know that having too many players on the court is not ideal. But sometimes there no other choice.

Perhaps rain has take some of your courts or you have to share courts with another team, it can still can actually serve a great purpose. 

The key is knowing how to move a large number of players around the court effectively.

In this section, I'm going to show you some of my go-to games for when I have 8, 10, 12, or even 24 players on the court. 

Like all the other sections, is you'll be able to download a printable diagram of each drill to take on the court with you.


21) Speed Feed (8 players)

Great game for up to 8 players working on their defensive skills and learning how to stay in a point.

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22) Barn Burner (8 players)

Fun game that moves players and gets them working on how to run down a lob and get it back.

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23) Switch, no switch (10 players)

Net skills and passing shot skills are worked on in this game for up to 10 players on a single court.

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24) Wipe Out (12 players)

Fun game to use when ending a practice session.

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25) Ping Pong Groundstrokes (24 players)

If you ever get more than 12 players on a single court, it best to just use mini-courts and this drill shows how we do it.

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