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Should I run around my backhand?

9:49 am
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tennis instruction

Should I run around my backhand?

 

 

Modern tennis is based on powerful shots. Big serves, aggressive returns, and huge forehands are common pictures on tennis courts around the world. Because of greater knowledge and equipment innovations nowadays tennis is completely different than it was 15 years ago. The one thing that is really popular among players at all levels is the forehand inside out/in. More and more competitors try to avoid hitting backhands and start to run around to cover most of the balls with […]

Overhead jump back and recover

12:23 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Overhead jump back and recover

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Control, Hit while moving back

– Coach stands close to player
– Player stands between the cones
– Coach throws balls behind the player
– Player jumps back, hits overhead and recovers between the cones
– The goal is to learn how to hit overhead while jumping back

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD Wide and FH IO FH II

9:12 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve AD Wide and FH IO FH II

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork

– Player serves wide from the ad side
– Coach feeds 2 balls to the ad side
– Player hits forehand inside out and forehand inside in after the serve
– The goal is to build the tactical pattern that uses the wide serve to open the court and finish the point with 2 precise forehand strokes

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH short drive cross-court

6:03 am
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basket drills

FH short drive cross-court

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork, Topspin

– Player stands inside the baseline
– Coach feeds high and short ball to the forehand side
– Player hits forehand in the air in short cross-court direction
– The goal is to hit the winner by moving inside the baseline and taking the ball in the air in short cross-court direction

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD T and BH CC BH DL

4:30 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve AD T and BH CC BH DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork

– Player serves to the T from the ad side
– Coach feeds 2 balls to the ad side
– Player hits backhand cross-court and backhand down the line after the serve
– The goal is to build the tactical pattern that uses the T serve and puts the opponent on the run by placing 2 balls into different corners

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH slide back

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH slide back

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Sliding

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach feeds the ball deep to the forehand side
– Player quickly moves back, slides and hits forehand
– The goal is to learn how to slide back while dealing with deep balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve Wide DEUCE and BH drive air CC

5:05 am
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basket drills

Serve Wide DEUCE and BH drive air CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds high ball to the ad side
– Player moves in and hits backhand drive in the air cross-court
– The goal is to open the court with a good wide serve and finish with backhand drive in the air

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH CC inside the baseline rally

Tennis Live ball drills

FH CC inside the baseline rally

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Placement, Footwork, Control

– Player stands inside the baseline
– Coach and player rally together using forehands in cross-court direction
– Player can’t move behind the baseline
– The goal is to hit all the balls on the rise or with half-volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH regular FH drive air

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH regular FH drive air

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Control

– Coach throws the ball to the ad side
– Player hits regular backhand stroke
– Coach throws shorter ball to the deuce side
– Player moves in and hits forehand drive in the air
– The goal is to hit alternate shots after the bounce and in the air

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH VL slide DL and FH VL finish

7:51 am
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basket drills

BH VL slide DL and FH VL finish

 

 

Objectives: Volleys, Footwork, Strategy

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds shorter and lower ball to the ad side
– Player slides and hits controlled backhand volley down the line
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player runs and hits finishing forehand volley
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD and FH all court

7:49 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve AD and FH all court

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Forehand

– Player serves from the ad side
– Coach throws random ball to the deuce or ad side
– Player has to take the next ball with forehand stroke
– The goal is to react quickly after the serve and hit the forehand as a first shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH CC rally inside the court

Tennis Live ball drills

BH CC rally inside the court

 

 

Objectives: Consistency, Footwork, Placement

– Coach and player rally together in a cross-court direction (ad side)
– Coach and player use only backhand strokes
– Player stands inside the baseline and he can’t move behind it
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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