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Backhand how to deal with deep balls

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Backhand how to deal with deep balls

 

 

Objectives: Technique, Strategy, Backhand

– Coach feeds high and deep balls to the ad side
– Player learns how to deal with these balls while using different strokes
– Player tries to move back, take the ball right after the bounce, take the ball on the rise or take it out of the air
– The goal is to develop different responses to deep balls to be able to execute various shots against different opponents

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH bounce/air/volley DL

9:35 am
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basket drills

BH bounce/air/volley DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Variety

– Coach feeds balls to the ad side
– First ball is hit down the line with regular backhand
– Second ball is hit down the line with backhand drive in the air
– Last ball is hit down the line with backhand volley
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Doubles BH drive poach DL

2:43 pm
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basket drills

Doubles BH drive poach DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork, Poach

– Player stands at the net on the deuce side
– Coach feeds higher ball to the ad side
– Player runs across the center and hits backhand drive down the line into the cones
– The goal is to poach with backhand drive and place the ball into the legs of the opponent standing at the net

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve Wide DEUCE and BH drive air CC

5:05 am
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basket drills

Serve Wide DEUCE and BH drive air CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds high ball to the ad side
– Player moves in and hits backhand drive in the air cross-court
– The goal is to open the court with a good wide serve and finish with backhand drive in the air

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE T and BH air CC

8:25 am
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basket drills

Serve DEUCE T and BH air CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control

– Player serves to the T from the deuce side
– Coach feeds high ball to the ad side
– Player moves inside the court and hits deep backhand drive cross-court in the air
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH bounce/air/volley CC

5:41 am
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basket drills

BH bounce/air/volley CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Variety

– Coach feeds balls to the ad side
– First ball is hit cross court with regular backhand
– Second ball is hit cross court with backhand drive in the air
– Last ball is hit cross court with backhand volley
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bring your AIR game

5:07 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Bring your AIR game

 

 

 

Tennis is changing every few years. There are not too many adjustments in the rules but there is a visible difference in the playing style. Many years ago, players preferred net game as a dominant style on almost all surfaces. It was dictated by slower pace of the ball, different racquets, continental grip as a key and many other factors. Nowadays, players change the game completely by using baseline game as a crucial style to win the point. New technology of the racquets […]

BH drive CC rally

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BH drive CC rally

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Coach is on the baseline (Ad side)
– Player is inside the baseline
– Coach and player rally together
– Coach hits only high balls
– Player hits only backhands cross court in the air
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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