Originally Posted by 86golf
My thought would be to use the green ball exclusively until form is acceptable and points can be constructed. Since adults don't play on 36 or 60 foot courts, I wouldn't think the red or orange ball would be of much value.
Why not? It slows the ball down, and keeps the ball from bouncing so high that players do a overhead snap, bottom pat/slice hybrid. It gives new players time to react as well as teaching them to live the ball over the net. Sure, they may start off scooping the ball up, but it's still better than that disgusting pat that they do. Also, just snapping at the ball with their wrist won't send the ball anywhere. They will need to really use their entire body to send that ball flying anywhere.