Next Level 250 Series

Thank you for attending Lesson 8 of our 8 week Training Series! Please note that lessons do not have to be taken in numerical order. You are welcome to start anytime during the 2 month rotation.
Here are your notes and homework from class. Keep practicing to solidify all you learned.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!


If you are interested in Private, Semi Private or Small Group Instruction, our excellent line up of Club Coaches are ready and available to help you! See Club Coach schedules and rates:  Club Coaches

Ball Control

  • We control the ball by keeping our bodies relaxed and our swing speed under control
  • Our swing speed is the gas pedal
    • Slower swing = softer shot
    • Faster swing = powerful shot
  • Slow down the swing – don’t abbreviate it to play patty cake when you want to soften the ball
  • Guide the ball don’t strike the ball

Dinking Drill for Ball Control

Part #1 – Ball to Paddle dinking

  • Players stand straight on to each other 
  • 1 tosses the dink and 1 hits the dink back
    • Focus is on getting the ball to bounce in front of your partner

Part #2 – Paddle to Paddle Dinking 

    • Players stand straight on to each other 
    • Both players dinking with paddle
      • Focus is on getting the ball to bounce in front of your partner


  • Serve and Stay – stay back when serving so you can hit the third shot and then move to the net.
  • Return and Run (brisk walk) – hit your return of serve and get to the net quickly. Do not stay back when returning.
  • Do not Run to the net-  get there in a timely and smart manner by walking briskly with your paddle out in front ready to take a ball

Serve, Return, Third, Fourth Drill

  • Players play skinny (half the court) either cross court or down the line

  • Players play out a serve, return, third ball then fourth and then stop the rally

  • Focus is on transitioning as both the server and the returner with appropriate speed and at the appropriate time.

We Would Love To Work With You Again!

Next Month’s Next Level Classes are ready for registration!  We would love to continue helping you to grow your game.  Register on Court Reserve or contact the Front Desk to sign up.