Louis Lancaster teaches us how football tennis can be used in a training session. You can purchase football tennis sets here; https://www.discountfootballkits.com/Soccer-Tennis-Sets
Benefits of football tennis:
-First team to 7 points, 11 points, 3 games, whatever you decide. A player/team must win by 2 clear points.
-You can only score on your service.
-One team serves the ball over using a half volley (no second serves).
-When the ball enters your side your team are allowed a maximum of 3 touches, however anyone player is only allowed a maximum of 2 touches.
-The ball can bounce once, however if you touch the ball before a bounce it can now not bounce.
-You can use all parts of the body except hands.
-If a team fail to return the ball, the other team is awarded a point or service.
-These rules are a guide. Implement whatever rules you wish. They may change depending on the ability of the players.
Premier League Format:
This can run in one afternoon or over a period of weeks
-3 points for a win
-1 point for a draw
-0 points for a loss
Divide your team in to pairs. I tend to put CB’s, FW’s together etc.
Run it exactly like the FA Cup.
This can be done over a period of weeks or in one session by having 3 of 4 games running simultaneously.
Round The Court:
This is always a winner from my experience.
Divide your squad into 2. A line in each half. The idea is a player hits the ball across and runs round the court to join the back of other line. They can only play off one touch. The last two players play a normal game first to 3points.