Put it into practice: Length variations

8th June 2018

We’ve had a fantastic new playlist on the site this week from former South African no. 1 Jesse Engelbrecht.

In this great new collection of videos, Jesse takes an in-depth look at variation within your length and explains a simple concept of ‘4 zones’ on the front wall that helps you to hit the appropriate type of length at the appropriate time.

The aim of this article is to help identify the practices that will allow you to implement Jesse’s teaching points into your own game.

The front wall is a big space that often isn’t utilised to its full potential, and these videos should prove extremely useful to players of all standards and levels of experience to help them introduce a purposeful variation of length in their play, and allowing them to reap the rewards.


 Try these sessions to practice hitting the different zones!

practice length variationsSolo Practice:

Try this 40-minute solo session and focus on hitting different parts of the front wall.



practice length variationsPairs Practice:

If you have a training partner why not give this brand new pairs session a go! it’s a nice combination of routines & condition games.



practice length variationsWant to add physical edge?

Why not try a speed and agility session that will help you get into better body positions and ultimately help improve the quality of your shots!




Related content

If you want to go a bit deeper and get an even more in-depth understanding of the length hitting topic, it’s worth taking a look at these additional playlists.

practicing length variations1. Using height with David Palmer

This is a great series from the Australian legend that focuses on using height on the front wall to lift the ball to the back.



practicing length variations

 2. Attacking length with David Pearson

In this series, DP explains how to hit an attacking length. As you’d expect, there’s plenty of technical focus but DP also dives into the history of the sport and reveals the famous Australian who changed the course of the game!


Let us know how you get on with the sessions, we’d love to hear your feedback!

Not watched the full playlist yet?

Check out the full series here and find out how to use the four zones effectively

Watch the playlist in full