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Connect colors – Intermediate

6:02 am
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Connect colors – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Control

Cones of different colors are set. Child hits the ball down and tries to hit the cones with the same colors. If 2 cones are hit child takes them out and tries to hit different color. By performing this drill child learns how to control the ball and make simple decisions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bounce up pyramid – Intermediate

12:02 pm
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Bounce up pyramid – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Control

4 Cones are set in the corner of service box with balls on top. Child hits the ball up and tries to hit the cone. If the target is made child takes the ball and puts it in the middle of the service box (building the pyramid). When the pyramid is built of 4 balls child tries to hit the pyramid to win the game. By performing this drill child learns how to control the ball, focus, and fight.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bounce competition – Intermediate

5:15 am
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Bounce competition

 

 

Objectives: Control

Childs compete with each other. Child tries to hit the cone by hitting the ball up with the racquet. If the cone is hit child moves the cone to the opponent’s area. By performing this drill childs learn to compete and perform under pressure.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand stations – Intermediate

7:53 am
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Backhand stations

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Adjustment

Coach feeds the balls to the backhand side. Child hits the backhand and moves 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

Backhand control Forehand open – Intermediate

4:49 am
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Backhand control Forehand open

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control

Coach throws the balls to the backhand and forehand side. Child hits backhand back to the coach and forehand to the deuce side. By performing this drill child improves control, placement, and consistency of the shots.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand hit and throw rally with coach – Intermediate

4:55 am
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Forehand hit and throw rally with coach

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch

Coach rallies with a child. Coach hits all the balls to the deuce side. Child alternates hitting forehands 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

AD return catch cone and throw – Intermediate

5:06 am
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AD return catch cone and throw

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch, Ball perception

Coach servers to the ad side. Child catches the ball into the cone and throws it over the net. 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

1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE – Intermediate

4:59 am
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1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Reaction

Coach throws 1 ball to the forehand side and 1 random ball to the forehand or backhand side. Child hits 1 forehand back to the coach and forehand/backhand to the deuce side. By performing this drill child improves reaction, placement, control, consistency, and change of directions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand cross-court – Intermediate

4:20 am
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Forehand cross-court

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

Coach throws the ball to the forehand side. Child hits forehand cross-court. By performing this drill child works on forehand stroke and control. Coach should make sure that child doesn’t hit too many balls into the net and encourage to hit from low to high.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand down the line – Intermediate

4:43 am
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Backhand down the line

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

Coach throws the ball to the backhand side. Child hits backhand down the line. By performing this drill child works on backhand stroke and control. Coach should make sure that child doesn’t hit too many balls into the net and encourage to hit from low to high.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bh volley control and DEUCE – Intermediate

5:50 am
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Backhand control and DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Backhand volley, Placement, Consistency, Change of direction

Coach throws the balls to the ad side. Child alternates hitting backhand volley back to the coach and down the line to the deuce corner. By performing this drill child improves placement, consistency, control, and change of directions that are crucial to play successfully in tennis.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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DEUCE return catch cone and throw – Intermediate

5:54 am
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DEUCE return catch cone and throw

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Catching, Throwing

Coach servers to the deuce side. Child catches the ball into the cone and throws it over the net. 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

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