Touch - Never-ending-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 player must try to run around to the other side of the net and join onto the back of the waiting team after he has knocked the ball over the net. The ball can bounce once and each player is allowed max. two touches. After returning the ball the player then runs to the other side of the net. If a player hits the ball into the net, hits the ball out or is not able to return the ball with his second touch then he is out. The final is played “best of 5” between the last two remaining players. Each mistake (net/out/extra touch) results in a point for the opponent.
  • Tip

    - 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

    length 16 meters width 8 meters


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

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

Passing [One touch passes, Inside of the foot passing]

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


Positional play


Speed of movement with ball


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

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, Break


Game Systems


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


30 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [4 players, 5 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Alone training, Training for fun

Skill Level:

Professional, Beginner, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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