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Serve AD and BH back around the cone

8:14 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve AD and BH back around the cone

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Footwork

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Player serves from the ad side
– After the serve player runs around the cone
– Coach throws the ball deep to the ad side
– Player quickly moves back and hits defensive backhand
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Jumping Backhand

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Jumping Backhand

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Technique

– Player stands on the baseline
– Coach feeds higher ball to the ad side
– Player moves forward, jumps off the right leg and hits backhand while being in the air
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to respond to high balls with jumping backhand

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand over the bar – Intermediate

12:19 am
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Backhand over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Topspin

Coach throws the balls to the backhand side. Child hits backhand and tries to make the ball over the bar and inside the court. By performing this drill child learns how to apply topspin to the backhand. This skill is important to play consistently at any level of performance.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH slide back ball drop

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH slide back ball drop

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Sliding, Backhand

– Coach stands behind the baseline
– Coach drops the ball on the backhand side
– Player quickly moves back, slides and hits backhand
– The goal is to learn how to slide back and hit effectively while dealing with deep balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH medicine ball open stance on balance

11:08 am
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tennis medicine ball drills

BH medicine ball open stance on balance

 

 

Objectives: Balance

– Plater stands on balance platforms
– Coach throws a medicine ball to player
– Player catches the ball and throws it back from the backhand side
– Player uses an open stance while throwing
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand slide side

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Backhand slide side

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Footwork, Sliding, Balance

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach throws throws the ball to the backhand side
– Player moves to the ball, slides and hits backhand stroke
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit backhand while sliding to the side. 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 only open

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Backhand only open

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Technique, Open stance

– Coach feeds random balls to the backhand side
– Player has to use open stance to hit backhand
– The goal is to learn and get comfortable with open stance that is necessary while dealing with fast balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE wide and BH approach DL and FH VL CC

12:48 am
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Serve DEUCE wide and BH approach DL and FH VL CC

 

 

Objectives: Approaching the net, First volley, Serve and the next shot

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds an easy ball to the backhand side
– Player hits deep backhand down the line approach shot and comes to the net
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with deep forehand volley cross-court
– The goal of this drill is to learn how to quickly transition to the net and control the first volley.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH no deuce box

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BH no deuce box

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Angle

– Cones are set in the deuce service box
– Coach feeds balls to the ad side
– Player hits backhands wherever he/she wants
– Player can’t play into marked area (deuce service box)
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand warm up jump over the cone

Tennis Live ball drills

Backhand warm up jump over the cone

 

 

Objectives: Warm up, Consistency, Control, Footwork, Jumping

– Player stands next to the cone
– Player rallies with a coach
– After each shot player has to run around the cone and jump over it before he hits another ball
– The goal of this exercise is to warm up strokes and lower body. By performing additional physical exercise player has to work hard with lower body from the beginning of the practice and that has a positive impact on tennis strokes

 

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

AD return FH IO and BH CC rally

5:21 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

AD return FH IO and BH CC rally

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Consistency

– Coach serves to the T from ad side
– Player hits forehand return inside out
– Player and coach rally using only backhands cross-court
– The goal of this exercise is to implement serving and returning skills before rallies. By starting rally with serve and return drills are similar to the real match conditions so players practice in the environment they are going to compete in

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH 3 zones reaction

basket drills

BH 3 zones reaction

 

 

Objectives: Reaction, Backhand, Decisions

– Red and yellow cones are set on the player’s side
– Coach feeds the balls to the ad side
– If the ball is around the red cones (deep) player has to move back and hit higher cross-court shot
– If the ball is around the yellow cones (shorter) player has to move forward and attack it down the line
– The goal of this exercise is to quickly recognize the ball and make proper tactical decision. By performing this drill players are more conscious about when to attack and […]

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