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Defensive suicide slice

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Defensive suicide slice

 

 

Objectives: Defense, Slice, Speed, Agility, Reaction, Footwork, Sliding

– Coach stands on the player’s side
– Coach throw difficult balls in different directions
– Player gets to every ball and hits defensive slice over the net
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to fight for every ball. Player should try to get all the balls over the net to make the opponent hit another difficult shot

Backhand slide forward

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Backhand slide forward

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Footwork, Sliding, Balance

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach throw shorter ball to the backhand side
– Player moves forwards, slides and hits backhand stroke
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit backhand while sliding forward. Sliding action is necessary to play successfully on clay courts so players have to feel comfortable while sliding in different directions

 

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand slide with control

12:36 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Backhand slide with control

 

 

Objectives: Sliding, Balance

– 3 cones are set on the ad side
– Each cone has a ball on top
– Player runs to the cone, slides and hits the ball with hand without touching the cone
– Player recovers to the middle of the court using shuffle step
– The goal is to learn how to slide to the backhand side using open stance

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH slide after hit

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FH slide after hit

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Footwork, Sliding, Balance

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach throws challenging ball to the forehand side
– Player runs to the ball, hits forehand and slides after the hit
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to slide after the hit. This skill is necessary to effectively deal with really challenging shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH slide and control

12:43 am
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Tennis footwork drills

FH slide and control

 

 

Objectives: Sliding, Footwork, Balance, Coordination

– 3 cones with balls on top are placed near the right sideline
– Player runs to the first one, slides and drops the ball with hand without touching the cone
– Player recovers and repeats this pattern for 2 other cones
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to control upper body action while sliding. This skill is crucial to effectively execute forehand stroke on clay court

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand warm up slide close rally

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Backhand warm up slide close rally

 

 

Objectives: Warm up, Consistency, Control, Footwork, Sliding, Close stance

– Player stands next to the cone
– Player rallies with a coach
– Coach hits shorter balls to the backhand side
– Player moves to the ball, slides and hits backhand using close stance
– The goal of this exercise is to warm up strokes and improve sliding action. This specific footwork is crucial while playing on clay court so players should feel comfortable with this movement

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH slide back ball drop

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BH slide back ball drop

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Sliding, Backhand

– Coach stands behind the baseline
– Coach drops the ball on the backhand side
– Player quickly moves back, slides and hits backhand
– The goal is to learn how to slide back and hit effectively while dealing with deep balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand slide side

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Backhand slide side

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Footwork, Sliding, Balance

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach throws throws the ball to the backhand side
– Player moves to the ball, slides and hits backhand stroke
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit backhand while sliding to the side. Sliding action is necessary to play successfully on clay courts so players have to feel comfortable while sliding in different directions

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH slide back

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FH slide back

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Sliding

– Player stands behind the baseline
– Coach feeds the ball deep to the forehand side
– Player quickly moves back, slides and hits forehand
– The goal is to learn how to slide back while dealing with deep balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Slide for the win

9:23 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Slide for the win

 

 

 

Modern tennis differs from the game that has been played 20 years ago. Technique was the most important part of development so coaches spent hundreds of hours on sharpening forehands and backhands. Nowadays, approach to coaching looks different and game-based approach is more visible than ever. Technical corrections cover more than just strokes; tactical wisdom is used to win the matches while playing badly; physical preparation is consisted of many skills that can get advantage over the opponent; mental abilities play crucial […]

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