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Serve to AD hoop target – Advanced

3:01 am
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Serve to AD hoop target

 

 

Objectives: Serve, Control, Placement

Hoop target is set on the AD side. Player executes regular serve and tries to hit the ball inside the hoop. By having a target kids are more motivated to practice serves. Serve is the most important stroke in tennis so it is crucial to make players interested in training this skill.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Return AD FH CC and BH CC

5:41 am
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Return AD FH CC and BH CC

 

 

Objectives: Return, Forehand and Backhand, Placement, Consistency, Control

– Coach serves to the forehand from ad side
– Player hits deep forehand return into the zone
– Coach feeds another ball to the backhand side
– Player finishes with deep backhand cross-court
– The goal of this exercise is to combine return with the next shot. Developing patterns of play is the basic way to create automatic habits that players will use during the match

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC

11:17 am
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DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC

 

 

Objectives: Poach, Control, Placement

– Player stands close to the net on the deuce side
– Cones are set close to the net on the ad side
– Coach feeds the ball to player’s backhand
– Player hits backhand drop volley and moves to the side
– The goal is to control the shot and hit drop volleys from different positions

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE bounce over the bar – Advanced

12:09 am
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Serve DEUCE bounce over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Trajectory

Child serves from the DEUCE side and tries to make it over the bar after the bounce. By performing this drill child works on trajectory and learns how to apply topspin to the ball. Both these skills are necessary to play consistent serves at any level and to build the base for more powerful shots in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH slice approach and FH VL CC

11:28 am
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BH slice approach and FH VL CC

 

 

Objectives: Approach shot, Slice, Coming to the net

– Player starts on the baseline
– Coach feeds short ball to the ad side
– Player hits backhand slice approach shot down the line and moves to the net
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with deep forehand volley cross-court
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to come to the net after hitting backhand slice. This skill is necessary to force the opponent to make more mistakes by changing the rhythm of the rally

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FH drive to coach and smash to AD

6:58 am
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FH drive to coach and smash to AD

 

 

Objectives: Backhand drive, Placement, Control, Depth

– Coach feeds high ball to the deuce side
– Player hits offensive forehand drive to the deuce side and moves to the net
– Coach hits another high ball
– Player finishes with deep smash to the ad side
– The goal is to learn how to transition to the net after good drive shot and finish the point with well-placed smash

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD bounce over the bar – Advanced

12:02 am
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Serve AD bounce over the bar – Advanced

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Trajectory

Child serves from the AD side and tries to make it over the bar after the bounce. By performing this drill child works on trajectory and learns how to apply topspin to the ball. Both these skills are necessary to play consistent serves at any level and to build the base for more powerful shots in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH VL DL stations

12:27 am
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BH VL DL stations

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Cones (Stations) are set on the ad side
– Small cones set the zone on the deuce side
– Player stands next to the first cone
– Coach feeds the ball to the player
– Player hits backhand volley down the line
– If the player makes the zone he moves to the next cone (Station)
– If he doesn’t he stays and tries again
– The goal is to make many consecutive successful volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

11:14 am
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US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

 

 
Practice sessions are crucial. During training sessions players can work on their strengths, improve weaknesses, add new skills and build good habits to get ready for tournament performance. It is always great to watch and learn from others but when you have an opportunity to watch practice sessions of professional players during US OPEN this experience is invaluable.
US OPEN provides terrific opportunity to get closer to top athletes. Right next to the practice courts there is a screen where people can see […]

Volleys random deep zone

10:33 am
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Volleys random deep zone

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Reaction, Control

– Coach feeds random balls
– Player tries to hit all the volleys behind the cones
– The goal of this exercise is to hit as many consecutive balls into proper zone as possible

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH slice deep zone

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BH slice deep zone

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control

– Coach feeds the balls to the ad side
– Player tries to hit backhand slice behind the cones (deep zone)
– The goal is to learn how to hit deep backhand slice

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE wide and FH approach CC and BH VL DL

12:08 am
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