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Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

8:29 am
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Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Control, Coordination

Ladder is placed in front of the kid. Kid bounces the ball down. Kid tries to place the ball in each ladder box. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball with the racquet so acquiring this skill will help while learning tennis strokes in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Friendly rally with one racquet – Intermediate

11:58 am
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Friendly rally with one racquet – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Cooperation, Coordination, Control

Kids bounce the ball up with each other using only one racquet. After the hit kid has to pass the racquet to the partner to continue the rally. By performing this drill kids learn how to cooperate and that control is more important than power. Ability to send the ball where we want is crucial to play tennis effectively at any level.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Hit and move cone – Intermediate

5:54 am
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Hit and move cone – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Focus

Cones are set on the coach’s side. Ladder is set next to the court. Coach feeds balls to the kid. Kid tries to hit the ball over the net and inside the court. If the ball is in player goes to the ladder and moves small cone to the next box. Player continues until she finishes the ladder. If the big cone is placed in the next box player can move forward only if she hits the cone on the coach’s side. The goal of […]

Bounce up ladder – Intermediate

10:24 am
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Bounce up ladder – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Control, Coordination

Ladder is placed in front of the kid. Kid bounces the ball up. Kid tries to place the ball in each ladder box. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball with the racquet so acquiring this skill will help while learning tennis strokes in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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

Bounce right air catch and throw left move – Advanced

6:16 am
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Bounce right air catch and throw left move

 

 

Objectives: Control, Perception, Peripheral vision, Focus

Child hits the ball up with racquet in the right hand. Coach throws the ball to the left side and child tries to catch it and throws it back while hitting the ball up. By performing this drill child improves peripheral vision, focus, coordination, and ball perception. All these skills will form the base for the future abilities that are more difficult to perform.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bounce up walk on line – Intermediate

6:00 am
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Bounce behind the back – Advanced

8:00 am
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6 to 12 – Intermediate

8:20 am
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Ball on line – Beginner

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