overhead Archives - Tennis Island

Net game to AD

9:02 am
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basket drills

Net game to AD

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Footwork, Consistency

– Player stands at the net
– Coach feeds random balls
– Player hits all volleys and overheads deep into the AD corner
– The goal is to control the placement of all air shots

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

FH drive to coach and smash to AD

6:58 am
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basket drills

FH drive to coach and smash to AD

 

 

Objectives: Backhand drive, Placement, Control, Depth

– Coach feeds high ball to the deuce side
– Player hits offensive forehand drive to the deuce side and moves to the net
– Coach hits another high ball
– Player finishes with deep smash to the ad side
– The goal is to learn how to transition to the net after good drive shot and finish the point with well-placed smash

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead rally to AD

12:58 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

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

Overhead to coach and finish to AD

3:34 am
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basket drills

Overhead to coach and finish to AD

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Overhead

– Coach feeds the lob
– Player hits overhead back to the coach to deuce side
– Coach hits another lob ball
– Player finishes with overhead to the AD side
– The goal of this drill is to learn how to adjust position to the lob ball and hit overhead to different court’s areas

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead after bounce to coach and finish to AD

12:17 am
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basket drills

Overhead after bounce to coach and finish to AD

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Ball perception, Reaction

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds high ball
– Player hits overhead after the bounce into the deuce corner
– Coach hits the high ball
– Player finishes with overhead to the ad side
– The goal is to develop consistency and confidence while hitting overheads after the bounce and in the air
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead and BH HV to DEUCE

7:41 am
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basket drills

Overhead and BH HV to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Ball perception, Reaction

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds high ball
– Player hits overhead into the deuce corner
– Coach feeds another ball into player’s legs to the ad side
– Player hits backhand half-volley short to the deuce side
– The goal is to improve reaction after the overhead and learn how to control the balls that are placed into the legs
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead jump back and recover

12:23 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Overhead jump back and recover

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Control, Hit while moving back

– Coach stands close to player
– Player stands between the cones
– Coach throws balls behind the player
– Player jumps back, hits overhead and recovers between the cones
– The goal is to learn how to hit overhead while jumping back

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead 1 air 1 bounce to AD

2:45 pm
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basket drills

Overhead 1 air 1 bounce to AD

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Overhead, Footwork

– Player stands at the net
– Coach feeds high balls
– Player alternates hitting overheads in the air and after the bounce to the ad side
– The goal is to develop effective overhead stroke and get confidence while taking the ball in the air or after the bounce

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Most common mistakes of the overhead

4:54 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Most common mistakes of the overhead

 

 

There is no doubt that tennis evolved during last 20 years. Many factors contributed to this change and nowadays this sport looks different than some years ago. We can look at present champions and compare them to the past stars and we see the difference. While Pete Sampras or Boris Becker was successfully winning Grand Slams at the net, modern tennis stars like Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal rely mostly on powerful shots from the baseline. We can’t say that net […]

Overhead 1 air 1 bounce to deuce

6:07 am
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basket drills

Overhead 1 air 1 bounce to deuce

 

 

Objectives: Overhead, Placement

– Player stands on the service line
– Cones are set in the deuce corner
– Coach feeds lobs
– Player alternates overheads in the air and after the bounce to the deuce corner
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH VL CC and overhead to ad with coach

7:16 pm
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Tennis Live ball drills

FH VL CC and overhead to ad with coach

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand volley deep to the deuce side
– Coach hits the ball back with lob
– Player finishes with overhead to the ad side
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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