Ultimate Drill Games:
4 Return Targets

Jorge Capestany


How much control do you have of your return? Can you go crosscourt short or long at will in both courts? This drill game is the path to developing confidence in your ability to hit all four of these critical returns with confidence and consistency. As the video shows, divide the court into 4 boxes.

Start with box 1. The returner has to hit the box with his return, whether first or second serve. If he misses, he losses a point. If he hits the box the players play it out with a point going to the winner. You can play games to 7 or 11 staying in just box 1. Then proceed and do the same in box 2, box 3, and box 4.

Or stay in the deuce side and alternate between box 1 and box 2. Or go to the ad side and do the same. Finally you can play point games by moving sequentially from box 1 to box 4. Mix all these variations and hitting your return placements will become much more automatic and consistent under match pressure.

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Jorge Capestany is one of eleven people worldwide that have earned the distinction of Master Professional with the USPTA and International Master Professional with the PTR. Jorge is also a certified Mental Toughness Specialist through the Human Performance Institute based on the life work of the legendary Dr. Jim Loehr.

He is the founder of Capestany Tennis Inc. which runs tennis websites for players and coaches. His website TennisDrillsTV (Click Here) has thousands of subscribers in more than 65 countries worldwide and features over 1,000 videos of tennis drills that can be viewed online and also printed off in diagram form. His teaching website (Click Here) features free video lessons for players of all levels as well as a free Mental Toughness Video Course and eBook. Jorge is also the director of the Hope College Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program.

Jorge is a 6 time Michigan Pro of the Year and 2 time Midwest Pro of the Year. He is a member of the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame and was named national pro of the year by the USPTA in 2015. Jorge’s programs have developed more than 180 High School State Tennis Champions in Michigan and Jorge has been the personal coach to many nationally ranked juniors in the US including three national champions. He speaks regularly at coaching conventions around the world.


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