Touch football tennis

  • Organisation

    Setup a head-tennis court 8 x 16 meters. The net in the middle should have a height of 1.5 meters. A 3-meter-wide corridor made up of cones can also be used instead of the net.
  • Process

    The service should come as a volley or a drop-kick. The ball can bounce once and each team is allowed max. three touches (the ball must be returned over the net with the third touch). A new player must touch the ball after each touch. Every rally won/lost is rewarded with a point. The team which won the last point serves. A new player serves every time his team has the serve. Each set is played to 21 (by two clear points). I.e. if the score is 21:20 then at least one more point must be played etc. The coach can decide how many sets are played. Normally 2 or 3.
  • Tip

    - The teams can be made up of 1 - 4 players. 2 v 2 or 3 v 3 is ideal so that each player has enough touches of the ball. - 1 v 1 can be very intensive. The players train their close control, coordination and ball skills intensively. - The coach can vary the amount of touches allowed by each player. - Tip: If possible the players should try to control the ball with their first touch and then let it bounce before hitting the ball calmly back over the next with their next touch. - The players are, of course, allowed to control the ball with all parts of the body (except with their hand). The ball shouldn’t only be headed back and forth. The focus is on footwork and ball skills.
  • Field size

    Court size 10 - 16 meters long and between 6 - 8 meters wide. The size of the court depends upon the number of player taking part.
  • Cone margins

    width: 6-8 meters length (per court): 10-16 meters, in total 20-32 meters


Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping, Ball control

Headers [Heading from a standstill, Heading from a jump, Heading while in motion]

Passing [Combinations, Inside of the foot passing, Passing in a triangle, One touch passes]

Shot technique/shooting [Bicycle kicks, Volley, Half-volley, Inside of the foot, Laces, Inside of the laces passing]


Speed of movement with ball


Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning, Quick processing, Quickness of reaction

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


Game Systems


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


70 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [2 players, 3 players, 4 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Motivational training, Alone training, Training for fun

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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