40 Great Tennis Sessions | Peter Farrell



40 Great Tennis Sessions provides sets of logical and progressive exercises on the major tennis skills - over 250 on-court exercises in all -  laid out so that the book can be taken on court, and each drill easily implemented to ensure fast understanding and rapid improvement.

Each chapter contains a series of exercises or drills relating to a particular shot or tactic, fine-tuned by author and coach Peter Farrell in the course of thirty years teaching the game. Most of the exercise can be used on red, orange or green courts, too.

Who is it designed for?

Tennis Coaches: use this book as a set of lesson blueprints. The 'off the page and onto the court' approach means that you will have at your fingertips 40 new lesson plans.

Tennis Players: keep this book courtside and introduce the drills into your practice sessions for rapid game development.

Tennis Parents: want to help your child's tennis development but not sure how to proceed? Using the exercises in 40 Great Tennis Sessions will ensure you make the best use of time you spend with your child on court.

Contents include:


  • Serving for Beginners
  • Serving to Win
  • The Big Serve
  • The Second Serve
  • Return of Serve
  • Returning against the Serve-Vollyer


  • Consistency 1
  • Consistency 2
  • Depth 1
  • Depth 2
  • Hitting Early
  • Accuracy


  • Approaching the Net 1
  • Approaching the Net 2
  • Approaching the Net 3
  • The Volley 1
  • The Volley 2
  • The Drop Volley


  • The Drop Shot
  • The Half Volley
  • The Lob
  • The Smash
  • Lob and Smash


  • Positioning - The Basics
  • Serving
  • Receiving Serve
  • Net Play
  • Doubles Miscellaneous
  • The Two Versus One Session


  • Formulating Strategy and Tactics
  • Moving the Opponent 1
  • Moving the Opponent 2
  • Stop the Attack
  • Last Line of Defence
  • Attacking a Short Ball
  • Attributes of a Strong Player


  • Introduction to Anticipation
  • Advanced Anticipation
  • Concentration
  • Pupils Give the Lesson

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