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Backhand warm up jump over the cone

Tennis Live ball drills

Backhand warm up jump over the cone

 

 

Objectives: Warm up, Consistency, Control, Footwork, Jumping

– Player stands next to the cone
– Player rallies with a coach
– After each shot player has to run around the cone and jump over it before he hits another ball
– The goal of this exercise is to warm up strokes and lower body. By performing additional physical exercise player has to work hard with lower body from the beginning of the practice and that has a positive impact on tennis strokes

 

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Ladder jump in out in

5:21 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Ladder jump in out in

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Coordination, Legs, Strength, Balance, Split step

– Player jumps inside the ladder, outside the ladder (split step) and again inside the ladder
– After full sequence player moves to the next box
– The goal of this exercise is to improve coordination skills. This drill helps to develop basic motor skills as also it teaches players how to make proper split step

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH VL slide DL and BH VL finish

12:11 am
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basket drills

FH VL slide DL and BH VL finish

 

 

Objectives: Volleys, Footwork, Strategy

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds shorter and lower ball to the deuce side
– Player slides and hits controlled forehand volley down the line
– Coach feeds another ball to the ad side
– Player runs and hits finishing backhand volley
– The goal is to learn how to hit volleys while sliding and to improve quick directional change while being at the net

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand split step rings

basket drills

Backhand split step rings

 

 

Objectives: Split step, Footwork

– Rings are set behind the baseline
– Player stands behind the rings
– Coach feeds the balls to the ad side
– Player has to perform a split step into the rings before he hits the backhand
– The goal is to create a habit to make a split step automatically

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH VL to coach and FH VL to AD

12:03 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

BH VL to coach and FH VL to AD

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork

– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player hits backhand volley down the line back to coach
– Coach hits the ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand volley down the line
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to quickly react at the net and maintain good placement of shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH 3 balls

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH 3 balls

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Forehand

– Coach is on the player’s side
– Coach feeds 3 different balls to the deuce side (deep back, side, short forward)
– Player has to move and hit forehand stroke
– In this drill player works on specific footwork skills while hitting forehands from different spots. By performing this drill player learns how to effectively move to different zones and maintain consistent forehand shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD wide and BH CC BH DL

12:53 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve AD wide and BH CC BH DL

 

 

Objectives: Serve and the next shot, Backhand, Placement, Footwork

– Coach stands on the player’s side
– Player serves wide from the AD side
– Coach throws 2 balls to the AD side
– Player hits backhand cross-court and backhand down the line
– The goal is to learn how to connect the serve with the next shot. Many players return to the opponent’s backhand so player has to be able to answer these balls deep in different directions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH VL DL and BH VL to DEUCE

12:53 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

FH VL DL and BH VL to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork

– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand volley down the line back to coach
– Coach hits the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand volley down the line
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to quickly react at the net and maintain good placement of shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand stations run – Intermediate

12:24 am
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Backhand stations run

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Ball perception, Control, Backhand

Child stands next to the first cone (station). Coach feeds the ball to the backhand side. Child hits the backhand – if he makes it inside the court she can move to the next station. By performing this drill child learns how to control the pace and depth of the ball while hitting from different positions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH half volley DL to coach nad BH VL DL

12:23 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

FH half volley DL to coach nad BH VL DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Reaction, Footwork

– Coach feeds the first ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand half volley down the line to the coach
– Coach hits the ball back in cross-court direction
– Player finishes with deep backhand volley down the line
– The goal of this drill is to improve reaction and placement of volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH CC FH II and FH DL on the run

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BH CC FH II and FH DL on the run

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Speed, Footwork

– Coach feeds 2 balls to the ad side
– Player hits backhand cross-court and forehand inside in
– Coach feeds difficult ball to the deuce side
– Player sprints and hits finishing forehand down the line on the run
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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