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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

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

5:07 am
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basket drills

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement

– Coach serves wide from the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand return cross-court into the corner
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand drop shot down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Net game to AD

9:02 am
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basket drills

Net game to AD

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Footwork, Consistency

– Player stands at the net
– Coach feeds random balls
– Player hits all volleys and overheads deep into the AD corner
– The goal is to control the placement of all air shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Eliminate cones – Intermediate

10:27 am
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Eliminate cones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

Cones are set on the coach’s side. Coach alternates feeding to the deuce and ad side. Kids hit the ball. If the ball is inside the court kid can take one cone out. The goal is to take all the cones out.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Neutral ball to the middle rally

Tennis Live ball drills

Neutral ball to the middle rally

 

 

Objectives: Neutral shots, Placement, Consistency, Control

– Coach and player rally together
– Coach hits the ball all around the court
– Player tries to hit all the balls deep to the middle of the court
– The goal is to learn how to hit deep neutral shots to the middle from any spot on the court. This skill is really helpful while dealing with offensive opponents
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH approach IO + FH volley CC

4:19 am
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basket drills

FH approach IO + FH volley CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Transition

– Coach feeds an easy ball to the ad side
– Player hits forehand inside out and moves forward
– Coach plays it back to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand volley cross-court
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand volley control and Backhand volley cross-court – Intermediate

4:06 am
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Forehand volley control and Backhand volley cross-court

 

 

Objectives: Volley, Control, Placement

Coach throws balls to the forehand and backhand side. Child hits forehand volley back to the coach and backhand volley cross-court into the cones. By performing this drill child improves control, consistency, and placement. These skills are important to let the kid control the pace and direction of the ball.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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

Serve DEUCE wide and FH DL FH II

12:18 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE wide and FH DL FH II

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves wide 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

Touch shots to ad drop shot

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Touch shots to ad drop shot

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Control, Endurance, Agility, Placement

– Cones are set close to the net on the ad side
– Coach feeds random balls into 2 service boxes
– Player runs to every ball and uses slice to hit it into the cones
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to control the ball while running at maximum speed. This ability is especially effective while responding to drop shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH corner to corner

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH corner to corner

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Endurance, Open stance, Backhand, Control

– Player stands in the deuce corner
– Coach stands in the ad corner and drops the ball
– Player sprints, hits backhand in open stance and recovers back
– The goal is to learn how to hit backhand open stance while running at full speed and quickly recover back after the shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Return AD FH CC and BH CC

5:41 am
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basket drills

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

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