coordination 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

Left leg in and out on the ladder with ball

5:08 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Left leg in and out on the ladder with ball

 

 

Objectives: Coordination, Agility, Ball perception, Balance

– Player jumps on the left leg
– Player jumps inside the ladder, outside the ladder and to the side
– Coach throws the ball to the player when she jumps inside the ladder
– Player has to jump and catch and the same time and throw the ball back to the coach
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Side to side on the ladder with ball

4:22 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Side to side on the ladder with ball

 

 

Objectives: Coordination, Agility, Ball perception

– Player stands inside the ladder
– Coach throws the ball to the left/right side
– Player moves to the ball using only side steps
– Player catches the ball and throws it back to the coach
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

8:29 am
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Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Control, Coordination

Ladder is placed in front of the kid. Kid bounces the ball down. Kid tries to place the ball in each ladder box. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball with the racquet so acquiring this skill will help while learning tennis strokes in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH slide and control

12:43 am
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Tennis footwork drills

FH slide and control

 

 

Objectives: Sliding, Footwork, Balance, Coordination

– 3 cones with balls on top are placed near the right sideline
– Player runs to the first one, slides and drops the ball with hand without touching the cone
– Player recovers and repeats this pattern for 2 other cones
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to control upper body action while sliding. This skill is crucial to effectively execute forehand stroke on clay court

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Jump rope 2 and change up and down line

12:07 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Jump rope 2 and change up and down line

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Coordination, Legs, Strength, Balance

– Player uses jump rope and jumps up and down over the line while moving to the side
– Player alternates legs after 2 jumps
– The goal of this exercise is to work on many physical abilities. Being able to balance on one leg is crucial while changing direction after the hit so by performing this exercise player also improves his tennis performance

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Ladder jump 2 forward 1 back

3:00 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Ladder jump 2 forward 1 back

 

 

Objectives: Legs, Coordination, Strength, Agility

– Player jumps on the ladder with both legs
– Player performs 2 jumps forward and 1 jump backward
– The goal is to improve explosiveness, agility, and coordination

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Kids rally with soccer skills – Advanced

12:02 am
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Kids rally with soccer skills

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Coordination, Ball perception, Control, Consistency

Kids rally with each other. Kids have to stop the ball with body part before they hit it over the net using the racquet. The goal of this exercise is to develop motor skills that are necessary to build tennis skills. Additionally adding soccer skills on the tennis court makes this exercise more fun so kids are motivated to do it for a longer time

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Jump rope side to side left

3:45 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Jump rope side to side left

 

 

Objectives: Strength, Balance, Coordination

– Player faces the line
– Player jumps side to side over the line forward on the left leg
– After reaching the finish line player jumps side to side over the line backwards on the left leg
– The goal of this drill is to strengthen the left leg and improve coordination. Players lands a on the left leg all the time after the serve so proper practice helps to avoid possible injuries

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

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

Balanced crossover step jumps left

7:41 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Balanced crossover step jumps left

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Coordination

– Player stands next to 2 hurdles
– Player jumps sideways using crossover steps
– On both sides player stops and maintain balanced position on left leg
– The goal is to improve balance and coordination

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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