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Throw low rally – Intermediate

5:22 am
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Throw low rally

 

 

Objectives: Throwing and catching, Control, Coordination, Agility, Ball perception

Kids rally with each other. Kids have to throw the ball over the net and below the bars. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the height of the ball which is really important skill while playing tennis. This exercise can be cooperative (kids rally together) or competitive (kids try to win the point).

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

Catch the ball between the racquets and hit – Intermediate

7:41 am
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Catch the ball between the racquets and hit

 

 

Objectives: Control, Touch, Placement

Coach and player rally together. Coach and player use 2 racquets. Each player has to catch the ball between the racquets before the hit. This skill helps kids to properly position to the ball (receiving skills) as also better prepare own strokes (sending skills).
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Side to side on the ladder with ball

4:22 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Side to side on the ladder with ball

 

 

Objectives: Coordination, Agility, Ball perception

– Player stands inside the ladder
– Coach throws the ball to the left/right side
– Player moves to the ball using only side steps
– Player catches the ball and throws it back to the coach
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Kids rally with soccer skills – Advanced

12:02 am
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Kids rally with soccer skills

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Coordination, Ball perception, Control, Consistency

Kids rally with each other. Kids have to stop the ball with body part before they hit it over the net using the racquet. The goal of this exercise is to develop motor skills that are necessary to build tennis skills. Additionally adding soccer skills on the tennis court makes this exercise more fun so kids are motivated to do it for a longer time

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead and BH HV to DEUCE

7:41 am
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basket drills

Overhead and BH HV to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Ball perception, Reaction

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds high ball
– Player hits overhead into the deuce corner
– Coach feeds another ball into player’s legs to the ad side
– Player hits backhand half-volley short to the deuce side
– The goal is to improve reaction after the overhead and learn how to control the balls that are placed into the legs
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

AD return catch cone and throw – Intermediate

5:06 am
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AD return catch cone and throw

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch, Ball perception

Coach servers to the ad side. Child catches the ball into the cone and throws it over the net. By performing this drill child learns how to return in tennis so it will have a positive impact in later stages of return development.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Watch the ball

6:00 am
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tennis instruction
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