Focus on the score 2

Players A and B play points from the baseline, they play until 10. Coach is playing the ball in:

-the first of seven points starts with player A. A has seven strokes to win the point. If he hits the eighth, B wins the point

-with the second ball A has six strokes to win the point. If he hits the seventh, B wins the point

-with the third ball A has five strokes to win the point,…..

-with the seventh ball A has one stroke to win the point. If he hits second, B wins the point

-now B starts with the first stroke and has maximum seven strokes to win the point…..


  • player A or B play the ball in
  • with service


Focus on the score

Great book about Tennis psychology with a lot of drills. Most of them can be used in a constraints led approach. The following drill sets constraints by changing the rules for counting points. (Miguel Crespo, Machar Reid: Tennis Psychology, 200 + practical drills and the latest research. London 2006)

Players play points from the baseline:
-the first point played counts as 1 point
-the second and third point count as 2 points each
-the fourth and fifth point count as 3 points each
-the sixth and the seventh point count as 4 points each
-the eighth and ninth points played count as 5 points each
-the tenth point played counts as 6 points.
Players play 2 sets of 10 points. The same player serves throughout the set.