This drill is similar to the crosscourt placement drill, but now the players are using the courts down each sideline.
Benefits of the Drill
As for the crosscourt drill, this drill encourages players to decide on ball placement, instead of just randomly spraying the ball around the court. It also raises similar questions to that raised by the crosscourt drill.
Besides the obvious use of either sideline, it would also be possible to stipulate that both players use only a certain side, for example, both players must use forehands, or Player A must use forehands while Player B uses only backhands.
Of course, the size of the target areas can also be manipulated with the use of string or measuring tapes. The target area can be designated as either to the left or right of the measuring tape, allowing the target area to be between the center line and the tape, or the sideline and the tape.