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Five Quick Tips for Learning How to Rally in Tennis

By CoachUp Nation, 08/21/18, 12:00PM CDT

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We want to remember that tennis is sending and receiving. We also want to modify the game so you can develop a particular skill. 

It is not uncommon for kids, and adults for that matter, to struggle to keep the ball in a rally when they first start.

Whether you are playing points or just trying to hit the ball back and forth, here are some ways you can have success. Keep in mind, these strategies require you to shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. We want to remember that tennis is sending and receiving. We also want to modify the game so you can develop a particular skill. 

Ways to Keep the Ball in a Rally

1. Instead of a net, use a rope or caution tape. If the ball goes under, that is fine, use a rolling rally or dribbling.