I went to a try-out/drill class last night, and we ran a drill that I thought was very effective. My 3.0 team doesn't have a coach running practices, so we're always looking for drills that will work at our level that don't require a teaching pro. So if anyone has a drill that others might find helpful, please describe it. OK. This drill requires players to play singles on half of the court (center line to outside doubles sideline). It requires players to work in pairs, keeping score. I will describe how two people would do the drill. Both players begin at the baseline. One player feeds the ball in any manner to the other player. The players play out the point on half the court and can come to net, lob, whatever. The player who wins the point is then entitled to begin the next point at the net while the losing player must begin at the baseline. The baseliner feeds a ball to the net player, and they play out the point. If the net player loses the point, the baseliner then can become the net player and the net player must begin at the baseline. Players only score points when they started the point at the net. So if the baseliner wins the point, the baseliner does not get a point. The reward is the baseliner starts the next point at the net and has the opportunity to score points. The baseliner may feed in any manner desired but cannot hit a feed winner (a ball the net player can't touch). So a topspin lob would not be a fair feed. A ripped topspin groundstroke at the body is a fair feed. If the baseliner misses with the feed, the baseliner grabs another ball and feeds again. But if the baseliner misses the feed three times, the baseliner loses a point. After five minutes, winners rotate to the left, losers rotate to the right. (Or rotate in whatever manner you like). This drill was excellent in many ways. Those who can volley deep or drop volley do well. Those with good passing strokes do well. Those who try to volley an inch from the net get lobbed, so smart net players start in an appropriate volley position.