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Forehand how to deal with deep balls

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Forehand how to deal with deep balls

 

 

Objectives: Technique, Strategy, Forehand

– Coach feeds high and deep balls to the deuce 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

Forehand only open

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Forehand only open

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Technique, Open stance

– Coach feeds random balls to the forehand side
– Player has to use open stance to hit forehand
– The goal is to learn and get comfortable with open stance that is necessary while dealing with fast balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Jumping Backhand

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Jumping Backhand

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Technique

– Player stands on the baseline
– Coach feeds higher ball to the ad side
– Player moves forward, jumps off the right leg and hits backhand while being in the air
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to respond to high balls with jumping backhand

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

FH 6 spots deuce 2

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FH 6 spots deuce 2

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Aggressiveness

– Coach feeds first 2 balls to the deuce side (deep and short)
– Player hits forehands cross court
– Coach feeds next 2 balls to the center (deep and short)
– Player hits forehands to the deuce side
– Coach feeds last 2 balls to the ad side (deep and short)
– Player hits forehands inside in
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH lob CC after smash

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FH lob CC after smash

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Slice

– Player stands on the baseline
– Coach stands at the net
– Player feeds easy high ball
– Coach hits overhead to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand lob cross court
– Player repeats this pattern
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit topspin lob after opponent’s overhead. This ability can be effective as well in singles as in doubles

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH 1 coach 1 deuce side

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FH BH 1 coach 1 deuce side

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Reaction

– Coach stands on the ad side and feeds the ball
– Player moves and hits forehand or backhand back to coach
– Coach plays it with volley
– Player moves and hits forehand or backhand to the deuce side
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH adjustment steps

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FH BH adjustment steps

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Backhand, Footwork, Positioning

– Coach feeds random balls
– Player moves to the ball, makes little adjustment steps and hits forehand/backhand
– The goal is to learn how to improve positioning to the ball by taking small steps right before hitting

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

Backhand only open

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Backhand only open

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Technique, Open stance

– Coach feeds random balls to the backhand side
– Player has to use open stance to hit backhand
– The goal is to learn and get comfortable with open stance that is necessary while dealing with fast balls

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH tired legs

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FH tired legs

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Consistency, Control

– Coach feeds a ball to the forehand side
– Player hits forehand and recovers to the middle
– Player performs 4 jumps up and back over the baseline before he moves to the next shot
– The goal is to challenge the forehand stroke by performing specific physical exercise between the shots. Jumps make legs tired so player learns how to effectively hit the ball while having tired legs

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH 1 attack 1 drop shot

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FH 1 attack 1 drop shot

 

 

Objectives: Offence, Drop shot

– Coach feeds short balls to the deuce side
– Player alternates hitting offensive forehand cross-court and forehand drop shot down the line
– The goal is to build variety of offensive weapons with forehand stroke

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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