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BH low ball forward

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH low ball forward

 

 

Objectives: Low point of contact, Bending knees, Footwork, Topspin

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Coach feeds really low ball
– Player hits topspin backhand and moves forward
– Coach keeps feeding until player reaches the net
– By performing this drill player learns how to respond to low balls with backhand stroke. Movement forward forces player to stay aggressive and use all body parts to hit backhand

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH mix heights

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH mix heights

 

 

Objectives: Adjustment, Perception, Footwork

– Coach throws balls to the ad side
– Coach uses different spins while feeding (off own side, high, low etc)
– Player hits all the balls with backhand
– Player has to adjust to the incoming ball (different bounces)
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to adjust to different balls while hitting backhands. This skill helps players to develop variety of backhands that they will have to use during the match

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand slide forward

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Backhand slide forward

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Footwork, Sliding, Balance

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach throw shorter ball to the backhand side
– Player moves forwards, slides and hits backhand stroke
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit backhand while sliding forward. Sliding action is necessary to play successfully on clay courts so players have to feel comfortable while sliding in different directions

 

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand how to deal with deep balls

basket drills

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

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

5:07 am
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basket drills

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement

– Coach serves wide from the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand return cross-court into the corner
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand drop shot down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand outside the court – Intermediate

8:25 am
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Backhand outside the court

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Control, Placement

Coach throws the ball outside the court to the backhand side. Player runs to the ball and hits the ball. The goal of this exercise is to learn how to execute backhand stroke while being outside the sideline. This ability is especially important at later stages of development when players know how to hit angle shots.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand slide with control

12:36 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Backhand slide with control

 

 

Objectives: Sliding, Balance

– 3 cones are set on the ad side
– Each cone has a ball on top
– Player runs to the cone, slides and hits the ball with hand without touching the cone
– Player recovers to the middle of the court using shuffle step
– The goal is to learn how to slide to the backhand side using open stance

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH corner to corner

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH corner to corner

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Endurance, Open stance, Backhand, Control

– Player stands in the deuce corner
– Coach stands in the ad corner and drops the ball
– Player sprints, hits backhand in open stance and recovers back
– The goal is to learn how to hit backhand open stance while running at full speed and quickly recover back after the shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand under the bar DL – Intermediate

12:16 am
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Backhand under the bar DL – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Height over the net, Ball perception, Control, Backhand, Spin

Target is set on the coach’s side. Coach feeds balls to the backhand side. Child tries to hit backhand in a way to make the ball fly over the net and under the bar. By performing this drill child learns how to control spin and height of the ball. This skill will help him in the future to build successful tactical patterns.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH throw medicine ball abs

7:55 am
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tennis medicine ball drills

BH throw medicine ball abs

 

 

Objectives: Core muscles, Strength

– Player sits on the ground with legs in the air
– Coach throws medicine ball
– Player catches the ball and imitates backhand while throwin the ball back
– The goal is to strengthen core muscles in tennis-related motion that is similar to the backhand stroke

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand warm up slide close rally

Tennis Live ball drills

Backhand warm up slide close rally

 

 

Objectives: Warm up, Consistency, Control, Footwork, Sliding, Close stance

– Player stands next to the cone
– Player rallies with a coach
– Coach hits shorter balls to the backhand side
– Player moves to the ball, slides and hits backhand using close stance
– The goal of this exercise is to warm up strokes and improve sliding action. This specific footwork is crucial while playing on clay court so players should feel comfortable with this movement

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand CC rally into the ball and throw – Intermediate

4:56 am
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Backhand CC rally into the ball and throw

 

 

Objectives: Control, Backhand, Placement, Spin, Consistency, Serve

Coach rallies with a kid. Coach and player use only backhand strokes to hit cross court shots. If kid hits the target (ball) she is allowed to take the ball from the basket and throw it with a service motion into the cones. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball and place it in proper area on the court as also to control the ball while throwing. These skills are necessary to successfully rally and serve in […]

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