Ultimate Drill Games:
Lobster Cup

Jorge Capestany


Here is another drill game to create multiple repetitions at the net, including overheads. This drill compliments last month’s drill. (Click Here.) The point in both drill games is to have to hit many more shots at the net than is normal in match play to develop consistency and confidence.

Divide the court in half diagonally, including the doubles alleys. Start with the deuce boxes. Now put down a marker strip in the center of the boxes. The net player starts on the strip and feeds the first ball. The backcourt player has to hit a lob on his first ball.

Now play out the points. You can play games to 7 points, 11 points, or longer. Now shift to the ad court and repeat. Once one player has played the net position on both halves, switch and have the backcourt player take the net.

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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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