Paying Threes for Practise
Threes is a great way to practice if you play it right! If you play 2 on to 1, the pair take a side each, and the other guy takes the whole court. The only restriction I suggest is that the pair cannot hit to the back corner on the other side from them. This stops the ball going to where a guy is standing- dangerous! The pair try and stand up on the half court line, volley everything and really try and move the ball without errors, and without going for winners. The pair can take the ball short to either side, so you can develop your volley drop straight, cross court drop, and volley boast and back court boast. The guy on his own tries to play tight and hang in to the rally. Great for discipline and great for fitness! The main thing is to play at a matchplay level, as with all training. I suggest you play up to 15 point a rally, and the guy on his own keeps on his own and scores points until he loses the point. Then another guy becomes the single until he loses, then the third guy, and so on. Done properly, it is great fun and great practice!