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Forehand split step rings

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Forehand split step rings

 

 

Objectives: Split step, Footwork

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

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand how to deal with deep balls

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Forehand how to deal with deep balls

 

 

Objectives: Technique, Strategy, Forehand

– Coach feeds high and deep balls to the deuce side
– Player learns how to deal with these balls while using different strokes
– Player tries to move back, take the ball right after the bounce, take the ball on the rise or take it out of the air
– The goal is to develop different responses to deep balls to be able to execute various shots against different opponents

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand only open

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Forehand only open

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Technique, Open stance

– Coach feeds random balls to the forehand side
– Player has to use open stance to hit forehand
– The goal is to learn and get comfortable with open stance that is necessary while dealing with fast balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Return AD FH CC and BH drop shot DL

6:25 am
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Return AD FH CC and BH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Return, Drop shot, Placement

– Coach serves from the ad side
– Player hits forehand return cross-court
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand drop shot down the line
– The goal is to put the opponent behind the baseline by hitting deep return and finish with drop shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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

FH 6 spots deuce 2

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FH 6 spots deuce 2

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Aggressiveness

– Coach feeds first 2 balls to the deuce side (deep and short)
– Player hits forehands cross court
– Coach feeds next 2 balls to the center (deep and short)
– Player hits forehands to the deuce side
– Coach feeds last 2 balls to the ad side (deep and short)
– Player hits forehands inside in
– Player repeats this pattern

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

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

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

FH tired legs

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH tired legs

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Consistency, Control

– Coach feeds a ball to the forehand side
– Player hits forehand and recovers to the middle
– Player performs 4 jumps up and back over the baseline before he moves to the next shot
– The goal is to challenge the forehand stroke by performing specific physical exercise between the shots. Jumps make legs tired so player learns how to effectively hit the ball while having tired legs

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH 1 attack 1 drop shot

basket drills

FH 1 attack 1 drop shot

 

 

Objectives: Offence, Drop shot

– Coach feeds short balls to the deuce side
– Player alternates hitting offensive forehand cross-court and forehand drop shot down the line
– The goal is to build variety of offensive weapons with forehand stroke

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

All Forehand to DEUCE

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All Forehand to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Footwork, Control, Consistency

– Coach feeds random balls
– Player can use only forehand stroke
– Player hits all the balls deep to the deuce side
– The goal is to learn how to cover the court with forehand and use this stroke to build situational advantage

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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