I’d like to take you through the 4 Zones of the Backcourt and explore the advantages of playing the ball to zones instead of smaller targets. The objective here is to lead a player to better understand the reactions that may occur from their opponents as a result of playing to these backcourt zones.
It’s more than just developing patterns of play, it’s how the patterns of play build into a story that can be remembered, retold, and written again from one match to the next.
Players that practice making shots in a specific direction to designated zones are more successful in creating a story of how they are winning points against their opponent. Defining the zones and what they mean is like developing scenes in a story that eventually reveal the plot.
4 Zones of the BackCourt