placement Archives - Tennis Island

BH CC + FH angle CC

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BH CC + FH angle CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Change of depth, Change of direction

– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand cross court
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player hits angle forehand cross-court
– By performing this drill player learns how to open the court with a deep shot and put the opponent on the run with the next angle ball.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC 2

8:45 am
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DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC 2

 

 

Objectives: Poach, Control, Placement

– Player stands close to the net on the ad side
– Cones are set close to the net on the ad side
– Coach feeds the ball to player’s backhand
– Player hits backhand drop volley and moves to the side
– The goal is to control the shot and hit drop volleys from different positions

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH switch zones

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FH BH switch zones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– 2 zones are set in deep corners
– Coach feeds random balls
– Player hits all the balls to the deuce side until he hits the zone
– If the zone is made player is switching to the ad side and tries to hit ad corner
– Player repeats this pattern

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

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

FH defense slice DL

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FH defense slice DL

 

 

Objectives: Hit on the run

– Coach feeds balls off the court to the alley
– Player has to run and play forehand slice down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH VL change zones

12:16 am
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basket drills

FH VL change zones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Reaction, Footwork, Consistency

– Coach feeds the balls to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand volley into the deuce deep zone
– If player makes it he aims the next ball into the other zone
– If player doesn’t make the target he has to try again until he succeeds
– The goal of this drill is learn how to play deep and regular volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH approach 3 spots and BH VL AD

12:26 am
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basket drills

FH BH approach 3 spots and BH VL AD

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Aggressiveness

– Coach feeds first 2 balls to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand approach shot and backhand volley to the ad side
– Coach feeds next 2 balls to the center
– Player hits forehand approach shot and backhand volley to the ad side
– Coach feeds last 2 balls to the ad side
– Player hits backhand approach shot and backhand volley cross court
– Player repeats this pattern

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

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

5:07 am
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basket drills

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement

– Coach serves wide from the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand return cross-court into the corner
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand drop shot down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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

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

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