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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 low ball forward

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH low ball forward

 

 

Objectives: Low point of contact, Bending knees, Footwork, Topspin

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Coach feeds really low ball
– Player hits topspin backhand and moves forward
– Coach keeps feeding until player reaches the net
– By performing this drill player learns how to respond to low balls with backhand stroke. Movement forward forces player to stay aggressive and use all body parts to hit backhand

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH low volley

8:25 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH low volley

 

 

Objectives: Forehand volley, Technique, Legs

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach throws low ball over the net
– Player lunges forward and hits forehand low volley
– Player maintains straight upper body while hitting the ball
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit low volleys while using low position

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH CC + FH angle CC

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BH CC + FH angle CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Change of depth, Change of direction

– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand cross court
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player hits angle forehand cross-court
– By performing this drill player learns how to open the court with a deep shot and put the opponent on the run with the next angle ball.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC 2

8:45 am
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DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC 2

 

 

Objectives: Poach, Control, Placement

– Player stands close to the net on the ad 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

FH BH switch zones

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FH BH switch zones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– 2 zones are set in deep corners
– Coach feeds random balls
– Player hits all the balls to the deuce side until he hits the zone
– If the zone is made player is switching to the ad side and tries to hit ad corner
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand outside the court – Intermediate

9:02 am
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Forehand outside the court

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Control, Placement

Coach throws the ball outside the court to the forehand side. Player runs to the ball and hits the ball. The goal of this exercise is to learn how to execute forehand stroke while being outside the sideline. This ability is especially important at later stages of development when players know how to hit angle shots.

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

Serve DEUCE T and FH DL FH II

9:03 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE T and FH DL FH II

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves to the T from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand down the line
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with forehand inside in
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH VL change zones

12:16 am
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basket drills

FH VL change zones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Reaction, Footwork, Consistency

– Coach feeds the balls to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand volley into the deuce deep zone
– If player makes it he aims the next ball into the other zone
– If player doesn’t make the target he has to try again until he succeeds
– The goal of this drill is learn how to play deep and regular volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Defensive volley

10:45 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

Defensive volley

 

 

Objectives: Defense, Volley

– Player feeds easy short ball
– Coach hits offensive shot into a player
– Player reacts and hits defensive volley
– The goal is to learn how to play effective volleys against really offensive shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Drop shot touch shots to DEUCE

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Drop shot touch shots to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Endurance, Touch, Drop shot, Control

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds random but challenging balls around the service boxes
– Player sprints and hits touch shots (drop shots) to deuce side
– The goal is to learn how to maintain control over the ball while running at full speed

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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