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Defensive suicide slice

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

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

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

Drop shot touch shots to DEUCE

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Drop shot touch shots to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Endurance, Touch, Drop shot, Control

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach feeds random but challenging balls around the service boxes
– Player sprints and hits touch shots (drop shots) to deuce side
– The goal is to learn how to maintain control over the ball while running at full speed

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead move forward and recovery

2:24 pm
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Overhead move forward and recovery

 

 

Objectives: Overhead, Speed, Footwork

– Player starts between the cones
– Coach throws the high ball close to the net
– Player moves quickly to the ball and executes an overhead
– Player recovers back and repeats the pattern
– The goal of this drill is to learn how to quickly move to the overhead and establish effective position. Players have to learn how to keep the ball high and in front of the body while hitting overheads

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Touch shots to ad drop shot

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Touch shots to ad drop shot

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Control, Endurance, Agility, Placement

– Cones are set close to the net on the ad side
– Coach feeds random balls into 2 service boxes
– Player runs to every ball and uses slice to hit it into the cones
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to control the ball while running at maximum speed. This ability is especially effective while responding to drop shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH corner to corner

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BH corner to corner

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Endurance, Open stance, Backhand, Control

– Player stands in the deuce corner
– Coach stands in the ad corner and drops the ball
– Player sprints, hits backhand in open stance and recovers back
– The goal is to learn how to hit backhand open stance while running at full speed and quickly recover back after the shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH slice corner to corner

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FH slice corner to corner

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Endurance, Open stance, Forehand, Control, Slice

– Player stands in the ad corner
– Coach stands in the deuce corner and drops the ball
– Player sprints, hits forehand slice and recovers back
– The goal is to learn how to hit forehand slice while running at full speed and quickly recover back after the shot

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

Serve AD and BH back around the cone

8:14 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve AD and BH back around the cone

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Footwork

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Player serves from the ad side
– After the serve player runs around the cone
– Coach throws the ball deep to the ad side
– Player quickly moves back and hits defensive backhand
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES serve ad and BH HV CC deep

11:08 am
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DOUBLES serve ad and BH HV CC deep

 

 

Objectives: Serve and volley, Half-volley, Speed, Placement, Control

– Player serves from the ad side and sprints forward to the net
– Coach feeds shorter ball into the service box to the ad side
– Player executes backhand half-volley deep cross-court on the run
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to play serve and volley pattern. Learning how to hit deep half-volleys on the run is a necessary skill to achieve a good position for the next winning shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES serve deuce and FH HV CC deep

5:52 am
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DOUBLES serve deuce and FH HV CC deep

 

 

Objectives: Serve and volley, half-volley, Speed, Placement, Control

– Player serves from the deuce side and sprints forward to the net
– Coach feeds shorter ball into the service box to the deuce side
– Player executes forehand half-volley deep cross-court on the run
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to play serve and volley pattern. Learning how to hit deep half-volleys on the run is a necessary skill to achieve a good position for the next winning shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand warm up jump over the cone

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Backhand warm up jump over the cone

 

 

Objectives: Warm up, Consistency, Control, Footwork, Jumping

– Player stands next to the cone
– Player rallies with a coach
– After each shot player has to run around the cone and jump over it before he hits another ball
– The goal of this exercise is to warm up strokes and lower body. By performing additional physical exercise player has to work hard with lower body from the beginning of the practice and that has a positive impact on tennis strokes

 

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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