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Serve DEUCE wide and FH CC FH DL

4:53 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE wide and FH CC FH DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand cross-court
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand down the line
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand over the bar – Intermediate

12:19 am
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Backhand over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Topspin

Coach throws the balls to the backhand side. Child hits backhand and tries to make the ball over the bar and inside the court. By performing this drill child learns how to apply topspin to the backhand. This skill is important to play consistently at any level of performance.

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 volley CC control and DEUCE – Intermediate

10:55 am
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Forehand volley CC control and DEUCE – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives:Forehand volley, Placement, Consistency, Change of direction

Coach throws the balls to the deuce side. Child alternates hitting forehand volley back to the coach and down the line to the ad corner. By performing this drill child improves placement, consistency, control, and change of directions that are crucial to play successfully in tennis.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES serve ad and BH HV CC deep

11:08 am
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basket drills

DOUBLES serve ad and BH HV CC deep

 

 

Objectives: Serve and volley, Half-volley, Speed, Placement, Control

– Player serves from the ad side and sprints forward to the net
– Coach feeds shorter ball into the service box to the ad side
– Player executes backhand half-volley deep cross-court on the run
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to play serve and volley pattern. Learning how to hit deep half-volleys on the run is a necessary skill to achieve a good position for the next winning shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH lob CC after smash

Tennis Live ball drills

FH lob CC after smash

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Slice

– Player stands on the baseline
– Coach stands at the net
– Player feeds easy high ball
– Coach hits overhead to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand lob cross court
– Player repeats this pattern
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit topspin lob after opponent’s overhead. This ability can be effective as well in singles as in doubles

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Friendly rally with one racquet – Intermediate

11:58 am
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Friendly rally with one racquet – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Cooperation, Coordination, Control

Kids bounce the ball up with each other using only one racquet. After the hit kid has to pass the racquet to the partner to continue the rally. By performing this drill kids learn how to cooperate and that control is more important than power. Ability to send the ball where we want is crucial to play tennis effectively at any level.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand roll the ball – Beginner

12:59 am
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Forehand roll the ball

 

 

Objectives: Point of contact, Position to the ball, Control, Placement

Coach and child roll the ball to each other using forehand motion. By performing this drill child learns how to move the racquet from the forehand side and control the ball. Both these skills will help in the later stages of forehand development.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead after bounce to coach and finish to AD

12:17 am
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basket drills

Overhead after bounce to coach and finish to AD

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Ball perception, Reaction

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds high ball
– Player hits overhead after the bounce into the deuce corner
– Coach hits the high ball
– Player finishes with overhead to the ad side
– The goal is to develop consistency and confidence while hitting overheads after the bounce and in the air
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DEUCE FH return CC – Intermediate

12:17 am
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DEUCE FH return CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Return

Coach serves to the deuce side. Child hits forehand return cross-court. 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 slide side

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Backhand slide side

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Footwork, Sliding, Balance

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach throws throws the ball to the backhand side
– Player moves to the ball, slides and hits backhand stroke
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit backhand while sliding to the side. Sliding action is necessary to play successfully on clay courts so players have to feel comfortable while sliding in different directions

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand mark the zone – Advanced

12:46 pm
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Backhand mark the zone

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control

Court is divided into 4 zones. Coach feeds the balls to the backhand side. Child tries to hit each zone and mark it. By performing this drill child improves control, placement, and pace of the shot. All these aspects are crucial to direct the ball into different areas on the court.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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