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Defensive volley

10:45 am
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Defensive volley

 

 

Objectives: Defense, Volley

– Player feeds easy short ball
– Coach hits offensive shot into a player
– Player reacts and hits defensive volley
– The goal is to learn how to play effective volleys against really offensive shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Catch the ball between the racquets and hit – Intermediate

7:41 am
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Catch the ball between the racquets and hit

 

 

Objectives: Control, Touch, Placement

Coach and player rally together. Coach and player use 2 racquets. Each player has to catch the ball between the racquets before the hit. This skill helps kids to properly position to the ball (receiving skills) as also better prepare own strokes (sending skills).
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

1 BH CC 1 FH DL coach net

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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

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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

Overhead rally to AD

12:58 am
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Overhead rally to AD

 

 

Objectives: Overhead, Placement, Consistency, Control, Footwork

– Coach and player rally with each other
– Player stands at the net
– Coach stands on the AD side and hits only lobs
– Player hits all overheads to AD side
– The goal of this exercise is to improve placement and consistency of overheads

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand warm up slide close rally

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Backhand warm up slide close rally

 

 

Objectives: Warm up, Consistency, Control, Footwork, Sliding, Close stance

– Player stands next to the cone
– Player rallies with a coach
– Coach hits shorter balls to the backhand side
– Player moves to the ball, slides and hits backhand using close stance
– The goal of this exercise is to warm up strokes and improve sliding action. This specific footwork is crucial while playing on clay court so players should feel comfortable with this movement

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DEUCE FH return CC and rally

12:35 am
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DEUCE FH return CC and rally

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork, Consistency

– Coach serves wide from the deuce side
– Player hits forehand cross-court return
– Player and coach maintain cross-court rally using only forehand strokes
– The goal is to work on forehand consistency and improve returning skills at the same time

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

Kids rally with soccer skills – Advanced

12:02 am
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Kids rally with soccer skills

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Coordination, Ball perception, Control, Consistency

Kids rally with each other. Kids have to stop the ball with body part before they hit it over the net using the racquet. The goal of this exercise is to develop motor skills that are necessary to build tennis skills. Additionally adding soccer skills on the tennis court makes this exercise more fun so kids are motivated to do it for a longer time

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DEUCE serve to BH and BH VL DL rally

10:00 am
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DEUCE serve to BH and BH VL DL rally

 

 

Objectives: Serve, Volley, Consistency, Placement, Control

– Player serves to the backhand from deuce side and moves to the net
– Coach returns down the line
– Player and coach rally together
– Player uses only backhand volley down the line
– The goal is to learn how to transition to the net after the serve and get confidence while hitting backhand volley

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH lob CC after smash

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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

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