Cooperate Mini

You want to play for points but have more fun playing together, rather than against each other? Well then this may just be the right thing for you! All you need is a little space, 2 rackets, a ball and a watch.

This is how you score:

  • You and your partner need to score as many points together as you can in 30 seconds
  • For that, the 2 of you stand in the same court (details below)
  • Every time you pass the ball to your partner, you score as long as the ball does not touch the ground
  • Every distinct swing counts 1 point
  • After 10 successful passes, every additional distinct swing counts 2 points
  • In a competition against other teams, the team that scores the most points in 3 thirty second plays, wins

These are the distinct swings / passes you can play

The following swings / passes are illustrated in a video, each. Just click on the link:

 

Low Forehand

 

High Forehand

 

Low Backhand

 

High Backhand

 

In Front of Body, right to left

 

In Front of Body – left to right

 

Behind the Back, right to left

 

Behind the Back, left to right

 

Under Right Leg

 

Under Left Leg

 

Diagonal to the Right

 

Diagonal to the Left

 

Between the Legs, back to front

 

Between the Legs, front to back

 

Between the Legs, over the head

 

Over the Head, between the legs

 

W

 

Embrace

 

Shoulder Circle, right to left

 

Shoulder Circle, left to right

 

Roll in Front of Body

This is how you prepare your court:

  • Mark out the play area:

  • You can use masking tape for demarcations on plane (and clean) hard top courts or you can line the fields with rope / mark the corners with stones for grass or gravel surfaces.
  • Avoid tripping by choosing plane areas with no obstacles

That is all ­čśŐ You do not need a net and no other equipment!
Team up and score!

Mike Ritz
Bailongball Trainer

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