Ultimate Drill Games:
Horse

Jorge Capestany


Last month I presented the Service Box 6 Target Game (Click Here.) Now let's use those same 6 boxes to play another serve drill game: Horse! As a kid you may have played this in basketball. One player takes a shot from somewhere on the court. If he makes it the other play has to do the same, or he gets the first letter, "H." When the first shooter misses it's the second shooter's turn to pick the spot. It goes back and forth until one player spells Horse.

It's the same with the serve game. The first server picks one of the 6 boxes. If he hits it the second server has to make the same box or he gets the H. This game creates more pressure than the simple 6 box game and helps players identify their strengths and weaknesses in placing the serve as well as giving them another way to work on improving their control serving to all areas of both boxes.

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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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