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Learn from Anqelique Kerber – The 2016 Australian Open Champion

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Learn from Anqelique Kerber –

The 2016 Australian Open Champion

 

 

Each Grand Slam tournament is a must-see for anyone who is interested in tennis. The best players in the world get to one place to fight for the most important trophy. Of course season starts with Australian Open so players have to be ready to play seven matches in a demanding hot environment. 2016 gave us a big surprise since Angelique Kerber finished as the winner. She played great tennis, but it is always […]

Mini killer AD

Tennis Live ball drills

Mini killer AD

 

 

Objectives: Slice, Slide, Placement, Consistency, Control

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach stands at the net on the ad side
– Player and coach rally together
– Coach hits challenging shots to move the player around
– Player runs and hits the ball back to the coach
– The goal is to improve touch and control of the shots inside the service boxes

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH stations to AD

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BH stations to AD

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Placement, Consistency, Control

– Cones are set in different spots on the court (stations)
– Player starts from the first station
– Coach feeds the ball to the first station
– Player tries to hit deep zone on the AD side
– If player makes the zone, he is moving to the next station
– If player misses the zone, he is trying again
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH all court to AD rally

Tennis Live ball drills

FH all court to AD rally

 

 

Objectives: Consistency, Placement, Footwork

– Player rallies with a coach
– Coach stands in the ad side and hits the balls in random places
– Player hits all the balls to the ad side using only forehand stroke
– The goal is to learn to use own forehand from different spots on the court

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Volley 3 spots to deuce

4:20 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

Volley 3 spots to deuce

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork, Consistency

– Player stands at the net
– Coach stands in the deuce corner behind the baseline
– Coach hits the balls in 3 different directions (deuce side, center, ad side)
– Player hits all volleys to the deuce corner
– The goal is to maintain consistent rally while hitting volleys from different spots on the court

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH CC inside the baseline rally

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FH CC inside the baseline rally

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Placement, Footwork, Control

– Player stands inside the baseline
– Coach and player rally together using forehands in cross-court direction
– Player can’t move behind the baseline
– The goal is to hit all the balls on the rise or with half-volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH CC rally inside the court

Tennis Live ball drills

BH CC rally inside the court

 

 

Objectives: Consistency, Footwork, Placement

– Coach and player rally together in a cross-court direction (ad side)
– Coach and player use only backhand strokes
– Player stands inside the baseline and he can’t move behind it
– Player repeats this pattern

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

2 BH CC 2 FH DL coach net rally

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2 BH CC 2 FH DL coach net rally

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Endurance

– Coach and player rally together
– Coach is at the net
– Coach hits 2 balls to the ad side and 2 balls to the deuce side
– Player hits 2 backhands cross-court and 2 forehands down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH VL DL stations

8:16 am
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basket drills

FH VL DL stations

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Cones (Stations) are set on the deuce side
– Small cones set the zone on the ad side
– Player stands next to the first cone
– Coach feeds the ball to the player
– Player hits forehand 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
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

AD FH CC return and BH CC rally

5:00 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

AD FH CC return and BH CC rally

 

 

Objectives: Consistency, Placement

– Coach serves to the T from the ad side
– Player hits forehand return cross-court
– After the serve player and coach rally together using backhands only
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE – Intermediate

4:59 am
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1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Reaction

Coach throws 1 ball to the forehand side and 1 random ball to the forehand or backhand side. Child hits 1 forehand back to the coach and forehand/backhand to the deuce side. By performing this drill child improves reaction, placement, control, consistency, and change of directions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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