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Defensive suicide slice

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Defensive suicide slice

 

 

Objectives: Defense, Slice, Speed, Agility, Reaction, Footwork, Sliding

– Coach stands on the player’s side
– Coach throw difficult balls in different directions
– Player gets to every ball and hits defensive slice over the net
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to fight for every ball. Player should try to get all the balls over the net to make the opponent hit another difficult shot

BH low ball forward

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BH low ball forward

 

 

Objectives: Low point of contact, Bending knees, Footwork, Topspin

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Coach feeds really low ball
– Player hits topspin backhand and moves forward
– Coach keeps feeding until player reaches the net
– By performing this drill player learns how to respond to low balls with backhand stroke. Movement forward forces player to stay aggressive and use all body parts to hit backhand

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH low volley

8:25 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH low volley

 

 

Objectives: Forehand volley, Technique, Legs

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach throws low ball over the net
– Player lunges forward and hits forehand low volley
– Player maintains straight upper body while hitting the ball
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit low volleys while using low position

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand outside the court – Intermediate

9:02 am
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Forehand outside the court

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Control, Placement

Coach throws the ball outside the court to the forehand side. Player runs to the ball and hits the ball. The goal of this exercise is to learn how to execute forehand stroke while being outside the sideline. This ability is especially important at later stages of development when players know how to hit angle shots.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH mix heights

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BH mix heights

 

 

Objectives: Adjustment, Perception, Footwork

– Coach throws balls to the ad side
– Coach uses different spins while feeding (off own side, high, low etc)
– Player hits all the balls with backhand
– Player has to adjust to the incoming ball (different bounces)
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to adjust to different balls while hitting backhands. This skill helps players to develop variety of backhands that they will have to use during the match

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE T and FH DL FH II

9:03 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE T and FH DL FH II

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves to the T from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand down the line
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with forehand inside in
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand slide forward

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Backhand slide forward

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Footwork, Sliding, Balance

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach throw shorter ball to the backhand side
– Player moves forwards, slides and hits backhand stroke
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit backhand while sliding forward. Sliding action is necessary to play successfully on clay courts so players have to feel comfortable while sliding in different directions

 

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Drop shot touch shots to DEUCE

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Drop shot touch shots to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Endurance, Touch, Drop shot, Control

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds random but challenging balls around the service boxes
– Player sprints and hits touch shots (drop shots) to deuce side
– The goal is to learn how to maintain control over the ball while running at full speed

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand outside the court – Intermediate

8:25 am
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Backhand outside the court

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Control, Placement

Coach throws the ball outside the court to the backhand side. Player runs to the ball and hits the ball. The goal of this exercise is to learn how to execute backhand stroke while being outside the sideline. This ability is especially important at later stages of development when players know how to hit angle shots.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand volley control and Backhand volley cross-court – Intermediate

4:06 am
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Forehand volley control and Backhand volley cross-court

 

 

Objectives: Volley, Control, Placement

Coach throws balls to the forehand and backhand side. Child hits forehand volley back to the coach and backhand volley cross-court into the cones. By performing this drill child improves control, consistency, and placement. These skills are important to let the kid control the pace and direction of the ball.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE wide and FH DL FH II

12:18 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE wide and FH DL FH II

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand down the line
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with forehand inside in
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead move forward and recovery

2:24 pm
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Overhead move forward and recovery

 

 

Objectives: Overhead, Speed, Footwork

– Player starts between the cones
– Coach throws the high ball close to the net
– Player moves quickly to the ball and executes an overhead
– Player recovers back and repeats the pattern
– The goal of this drill is to learn how to quickly move to the overhead and establish effective position. Players have to learn how to keep the ball high and in front of the body while hitting overheads

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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