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Serve to AD hoop target – Advanced

3:01 am
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Serve to AD hoop target

 

 

Objectives: Serve, Control, Placement

Hoop target is set on the AD side. Player executes regular serve and tries to hit the ball inside the hoop. By having a target kids are more motivated to practice serves. Serve is the most important stroke in tennis so it is crucial to make players interested in training this skill.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE bounce over the bar – Advanced

12:09 am
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Serve DEUCE bounce over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Trajectory

Child serves from the DEUCE side and tries to make it over the bar after the bounce. By performing this drill child works on trajectory and learns how to apply topspin to the ball. Both these skills are necessary to play consistent serves at any level and to build the base for more powerful shots in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD bounce over the bar – Advanced

12:02 am
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Serve AD bounce over the bar – Advanced

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Trajectory

Child serves from the AD side and tries to make it over the bar after the bounce. By performing this drill child works on trajectory and learns how to apply topspin to the ball. Both these skills are necessary to play consistent serves at any level and to build the base for more powerful shots in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE wide and FH approach CC and BH VL DL

12:08 am
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basket drills
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DEUCE serve to BH and BH VL DL rally

10:00 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

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

Return AD FH CC and BH drop shot DL

6:25 am
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basket drills

Return AD FH CC and BH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Return, Drop shot, Placement

– Coach serves from the ad side
– Player hits forehand return cross-court
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand drop shot down the line
– The goal is to put the opponent behind the baseline by hitting deep return and finish with drop shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand CC rally into the ball and throw – Intermediate

4:56 am
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Backhand CC rally into the ball and throw

 

 

Objectives: Control, Backhand, Placement, Spin, Consistency, Serve

Coach rallies with a kid. Coach and player use only backhand strokes to hit cross court shots. If kid hits the target (ball) she is allowed to take the ball from the basket and throw it with a service motion into the cones. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball and place it in proper area on the court as also to control the ball while throwing. These skills are necessary to successfully rally and serve in […]

Serve DEUCE wide and FH CC FH DL

4:53 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE wide and FH CC FH DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand cross-court
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand down the line
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

3 lessons learned from top 3 players

12:47 pm
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tennis instruction

 

3 lessons learned from top 3 players

 

 
Opinions about statistics are different. Some coaches say that stats are crucial to develop own game while others claim that stats are nice visual numbers but they are not effective without relating these numbers to videos. In my opinion stats can help you but you have to use them in a proper way. You can use both general and specific stats with or without videos and make your game much better.
Thinking about statistics I was curious if I am going […]

Serve DEUCE wide and BH approach DL and FH VL CC

12:48 am
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basket drills

Serve DEUCE wide and BH approach DL and FH VL CC

 

 

Objectives: Approaching the net, First volley, Serve and the next shot

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds an easy ball to the backhand side
– Player hits deep backhand down the line approach shot and comes to the net
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with deep forehand volley cross-court
– The goal of this drill is to learn how to quickly transition to the net and control the first volley.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE T and FH CC FH IO

10:26 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE T and FH CC FH IO

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves to the T from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand cross court
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with forehand inside out
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Return DEUCE BH CC and FH drop shot DL

7:43 am
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basket drills

Return DEUCE BH CC and FH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Return, Drop shot, Placement

– Coach serves from the deuce side
– Player hits backhand return cross-court
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand drop shot down the line
– The goal is to put the opponent behind the baseline by hitting deep return and finish with drop shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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