In this video, I share a consistency exercise I do with kids (and beginner players of all ages).
We play a game. But to win a point, the player has to hit a certain number of shots, e.g. 3 shots, 4 shots, 5 shots, 6 shots or 7 shots.
The purpose is to develop rallying consistency. The rallies are random – the ball could go to the backhand or forehand. The player has to watch to see where the ball is going, move into position and then play a controlled drive (or topspin).
This exercise will help the child you are playing with develop higher levels of consistency when playing random rallies.