July 2021 Coaching Tip

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Tip by Erin Maynard from Gainesville, FL.

Trivial Pursuit Serving Game

This serving game brings a competitive edge to serving, but it also focuses on serving to zones under pressure.

Each player (or they can be in groups of 2) must successfully serve to all six zones in order to fill their circle, like the trivial pursuit game piece. They start by drawing a piece of paper out of a box that has a zone on it; then they hit that zone and fill in a piece of their "pie" and then draw a new piece of paper for a new zone. If they draw a zone that they have already gotten, they still have to hit that zone before drawing a new paper. For example, if a player has hit zones 1, 2, and 5, then he/she draws zone 1, he/she still has to hit zone 1 before drawing a new piece of paper that hopefully has a new zone.

I usually draw little pies on a board and color in the pieces as they hit the zones, but you can also write it down on a piece of paper. Another fun part of it is letting the players run over and fill in the pie piece.

You can also make it shorter using just the zones your team needs to work on (i.e., 1, 5, and short), and I've also added in a let serve just for fun.

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