Forehand & Backhand Archives - Tennis Island

FH dont move back

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FH dont move back

 

 

Objectives: Technique, Offense, Forehand

– Cones are set behind the baseline
– Player stands close to the baseline
– Coach feeds deep balls to the deuce side
– Player hits offensive forehands without moving back
– The goal is to learn how to play offensive shots from deep balls. This skill is especially important while playing on hard courts

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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

BH low ball forward

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH low ball forward

 

 

Objectives: Low point of contact, Bending knees, Footwork, Topspin

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Coach feeds really low ball
– Player hits topspin backhand and moves forward
– Coach keeps feeding until player reaches the net
– By performing this drill player learns how to respond to low balls with backhand stroke. Movement forward forces player to stay aggressive and use all body parts to hit backhand

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH CC + FH angle CC

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BH CC + FH angle CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Change of depth, Change of direction

– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand cross court
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player hits angle forehand cross-court
– By performing this drill player learns how to open the court with a deep shot and put the opponent on the run with the next angle ball.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH switch zones

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FH BH switch zones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– 2 zones are set in deep corners
– Coach feeds random balls
– Player hits all the balls to the deuce side until he hits the zone
– If the zone is made player is switching to the ad side and tries to hit ad corner
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH mix heights

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH mix heights

 

 

Objectives: Adjustment, Perception, Footwork

– Coach throws balls to the ad side
– Coach uses different spins while feeding (off own side, high, low etc)
– Player hits all the balls with backhand
– Player has to adjust to the incoming ball (different bounces)
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to adjust to different balls while hitting backhands. This skill helps players to develop variety of backhands that they will have to use during the match

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand slide forward

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

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

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

Backhand how to deal with deep balls

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Backhand how to deal with deep balls

 

 

Objectives: Technique, Strategy, Backhand

– Coach feeds high and deep balls to the ad side
– Player learns how to deal with these balls while using different strokes
– Player tries to move back, take the ball right after the bounce, take the ball on the rise or take it out of the air
– The goal is to develop different responses to deep balls to be able to execute various shots against different opponents

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Drop shot touch shots to DEUCE

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

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

FH 1 close 1 open

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FH 1 close 1 open

 

 

Objectives: Open stance, Close stance, Forehand, Footwork

– Coach feeds one short ball and one ball to the side
– Player alternates hitting forehands in close stance and open stance
– Player repeats this pattern
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to effectively hit forehand stroke using different stances

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Neutral ball to the middle rally

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Neutral ball to the middle rally

 

 

Objectives: Neutral shots, Placement, Consistency, Control

– Coach and player rally together
– Coach hits the ball all around the court
– Player tries to hit all the balls deep to the middle of the court
– The goal is to learn how to hit deep neutral shots to the middle from any spot on the court. This skill is really helpful while dealing with offensive opponents
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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