One of my all-time favorite tennis games! It helps with footwork, eye-hand coordination, contact point, and ball placement. This game is played in short court, hence the name "mini". Doubles can be played with the alleys, singles without.
Both players start close to the net. Whoever has the ball(the server) starts it(you can also choose to alternate starts). The server places the ball on top the center strap, or the middle of the net if there is no strap. Then taps the net and lets go of the ball. Once the ball falls, the point starts.
-NO volleys! You HAVE to let the ball bounce!
-NO hitting hard! Angle the ball, so you make your opponent run.
Numbered scoring. First person/team to seven(7) points wins. Can be done straight up, or win by 2.