positioning Archives - Tennis Island

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

FH slice approach shot DL from the alley

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH slice approach shot DL  from the alley

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Moving forward, Dynamic balance

– Coach feeds a ball to the adeuce side doubles alley
– Player hits forehand slice approach shot down the line on the run and moves to the net
– The goal is to learn how to transition to the net in the most effective way while dealing with a difficult alley ball

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH VL CC recovery

4:53 am
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basket drills

BH VL CC recovery

 

 

Objectives: Positioning, Recovery, Volley

– Player stands at the net
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player hits backhand volley cross-court and recovers to the cone
– The goal is to learn proper positioning after backhand cross-court volley (always cover possible down the line passing shot)

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand roll the ball – Beginner

12:59 am
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Forehand roll the ball

 

 

Objectives: Point of contact, Position to the ball, Control, Placement

Coach and child roll the ball to each other using forehand motion. By performing this drill child learns how to move the racquet from the forehand side and control the ball. Both these skills will help in the later stages of forehand development.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH adjustment steps

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH BH adjustment steps

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Backhand, Footwork, Positioning

– Coach feeds random balls
– Player moves to the ball, makes little adjustment steps and hits forehand/backhand
– The goal is to learn how to improve positioning to the ball by taking small steps right before hitting

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

FH VL CC recovery

9:10 am
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basket drills

FH VL CC recovery

 

 

Objectives: Positioning, Recovery, Volley

– Player stands at the net
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand volley cross-court and recovers to the cone
– The goal is to learn proper positioning after the forehand cross-court volley (always cover possible down the line passing shot)

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

You can’t beat me

2:14 pm
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Serve + position

6:38 am
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FH CC court position

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FH DL court position

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FH II court position

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