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BH CC + FH angle CC

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BH CC + FH angle CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Change of depth, Change of direction

– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand cross court
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player hits angle forehand cross-court
– By performing this drill player learns how to open the court with a deep shot and put the opponent on the run with the next angle ball.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH switch zones

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FH BH switch zones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– 2 zones are set in deep corners
– Coach feeds random balls
– Player hits all the balls to the deuce side until he hits the zone
– If the zone is made player is switching to the ad side and tries to hit ad corner
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH approach 3 spots and BH VL AD

12:26 am
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FH BH approach 3 spots and BH VL AD

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Aggressiveness

– Coach feeds first 2 balls to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand approach shot and backhand volley to the ad side
– Coach feeds next 2 balls to the center
– Player hits forehand approach shot and backhand volley to the ad side
– Coach feeds last 2 balls to the ad side
– Player hits backhand approach shot and backhand volley cross court
– Player repeats this pattern

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

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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

Return AD FH CC and BH CC

5:41 am
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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

1 BH CC 1 FH DL coach net

Tennis Live ball drills

1 BH CC 1 FH DL coach net

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Endurance

– Coach and player rally together
– Coach is at the net
– Coach hits one ball to the ad side and on ball to the deuce side
– Player hits 1 backhand cross-court and one forehand down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand Backhand split step rings

Tennis Live ball drills

Forehand Backhand split step rings

 

 

Objectives: Split step, Footwork

– Rings are set behind the baseline
– Player stands behind the rings
– Player uses forehand and backhand to rally with the coach
– Player has to perform a split step into the rings before he hits the shot
– The goal is to create a habit to make a split step automatically

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

2 FH CC 2 BH DL coach net rally

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2 FH CC 2 BH DL coach net rally

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Endurance

– Coach and player rally together
– Coach is at the net
– Coach hits two balls to the deuce side and two balls to the ad side
– Player hits 2 forehand cross-court and 2 backhand down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH DL around the cones

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FH BH DL around the cones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork

– Player moves around the cones as quickly as possible
– Player hits forehand down the line
– Player moves around the cones as quickly as possible
– Player hits backhand down the line and recovers
– Player repeats this pattern

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

FH BH 1 coach 1 deuce side

Tennis Live ball drills

FH BH 1 coach 1 deuce side

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Reaction

– Coach stands on the ad side and feeds the ball
– Player moves and hits forehand or backhand back to coach
– Coach plays it with volley
– Player moves and hits forehand or backhand to the deuce side
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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