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Thursday, February 18, 2016

February 17 Beginner Clinic

The third session of our series of beginner clinics was held February 17 in the Hendersonville Athletic/Activity Center. We had 5 attendees who worked on the most basic shots from the kitchen line - the dink and volleys. The goal was to understand the techniques of hitting both shots as well as strategies such as targeting the opponent's backhand side.

The first exercise was hitting the dink to a player directly across the net with an emphasis on hitting a soft shot that lands in the non-volley zone. This was followed by practicing crosscourt dink shots on both the forehand and backhand sides.  The final dink exercise was practicing while moving from sideline to sideline, first directly across from a partner and then starting crosscourt from a partner.

After a short review of the Ready Position at the Kitchen Line, a short exercise in the punch volley was performed.


Future Clinics

No new clinics are scheduled at this time. We will look for future opportunities as new players express interest in learning to play. If readers learn of beginners interested in learning the game, please have them contact me. Additionally, any individual or group training can be arranged to cover any topic. Good luck and check back often for future clinic information!

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