Angled pass and receive

  • Drive an angled ball into the wall and run to catch the return
  • Turn outwards away from the wall
  • Jump and release pass the ball straight into the wall
  • Repeat in the other direction

Variations

  • Gradually increase your range to get the ball as wide as possible
  • Increase the speed and power of your jump & release pass into the wall
  • Try a one-handed jump and release

Tips

  • Move onto the ball – keep your feet moving
  • Take an extra step rather than leaping onto the ball
  • Use your outside foot when pivoting
  • Land balanced so that you can release your pass quickly straight into the wall

Wall taps with 2 balls

  • Start close to wall
  • Push ball against wall using one hand – continuously alternate hands
  • Aim for highest number of consecutive passes

Variations

  • Use two tennis balls or one tennis ball and one netball
  • Use both overhand and underhand pushes
  • Try sidestepping in both directions
  • Try running in both directions

Tips

  • Keep your eye on the ball and your feet hips-width apart facing the wall
  • Push the ball with fingers and NOT the palm of the hand
  • Follow through towards the wall with your hand

Ball juggling onto wall with 2 balls

  • Start two feet away from the wall in a ready position with a ball in each hand
  • Throw one ball into the wall whilst transferring the remaining ball into your other hand
  • Repeat…

Variations

  • Increase your distance away from the wall
  • Start slowly and then build up speed
  • Try using different kinds of balls
  • Try sidestepping along the wall
  • Then try running along the wall

Tips

  • Keep your eye on the ball
  • Only do 10 at a time to ensure a better quality of practice

Overhead pass and receive

  • Overhead pass into the wall
  • Catch the ball with a turn in the air to face away from the wall
  • Throw the ball into the air and chase after it
  • Catch the ball, land, pivot, bounce the ball ahead and run after it to catch it
  • Repeat again…

Variations

  • Increase the range of the pass into the air
  • Turn in the air instead of pivoting at the final stage

Tips

  • Land balanced so you are able to move off quickly
  • Challenge yourself on your landings when trying the extension