catching Archives - Tennis Island

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

Gymnastic ball throw air

10:28 am
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tennis medicine ball drills

Gymnastic ball throw air

 

 

Objectives: Reaction, Throwing, Catching

– Gymnastic ball is set between the cones
– Player throws the ball into the target and tries to catch it in the air
– The goal is to improve reaction because tennis ball doesn’t bounce regularly off the gymnastic ball

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand Backhand hit and throw rally with coach – Intermediate

9:17 am
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Forehand Backhand hit and throw rally with coach

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch

Coach rallies with a child. Coach throws random balls. Child alternates hitting forehands or backhands and throwing the ball back to the coach. By performing this drill child works on sending and receiving skills that are important in all tennis strokes.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand hit and throw rally with coach – Intermediate

4:55 am
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Forehand hit and throw rally with coach

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch

Coach rallies with a child. Coach hits all the balls to the deuce side. Child alternates hitting forehands and throwing the ball back to the coach. By performing this drill child works on sending and receiving skills that are important in all tennis strokes.

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

Forehand Backhand 1 hit 1 throw rally – Advanced

6:01 am
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Forehand Backhand 1 hit 1 throw rally

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Backhand, Ball perception, Control, Placement, Catch and throw

Coach rallies with a child. Coach hits regular balls. Child alternates hitting and throwing back to the coach. By performing this drill child improves reaction and coordination skills that are crucial in all strokes in tennis.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DEUCE return catch cone and throw – Intermediate

5:54 am
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DEUCE return catch cone and throw

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Catching, Throwing

Coach servers to the deuce 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

Backhand 1 hit 1 throw – Intermediate

5:48 am
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Backhand 1 hit 1 throw

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Catch and throw, Consistency

Coach rallies with a child. Coach throws the balls to the ad side. Child alternates hitting backhands and throwing the ball back to the coach. By performing this drill child works on sending and receiving skills that are important in all tennis strokes.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Balance one leg catch

4:51 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Balance one leg catch

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Catching, Jumping, Ball tracking

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Coach throws the ball to the ride side
– Player jumps, catches the ball, lands on the right leg and throws the ball back
– Coach throws the ball to the left side
– Player jumps, catches the ball, lands on the left leg and throws the ball back
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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