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AD FH CC return and BH CC rally

5:00 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

AD FH CC return and BH CC rally

 

 

Objectives: Consistency, Placement

– Coach serves to the T from the ad side
– Player hits forehand return cross-court
– After the serve player and coach rally together using backhands only
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE – Intermediate

4:59 am
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1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Reaction

Coach throws 1 ball to the forehand side and 1 random ball to the forehand or backhand side. Child hits 1 forehand back to the coach and forehand/backhand to the deuce side. By performing this drill child improves reaction, placement, control, consistency, and change of directions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Warm up – Stretching

4:58 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Warm up – Stretching

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the tips on how to prepare the body before the match.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Confronting Gamesmanship

8:35 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Confronting Gamesmanship

 

 

 

Q: How do we begin to educate our daughter about cheaters?

 

A: Communicating about possible/probable scenarios and pre-setting your child’s correct response (protocols) is a great start.  Rehearse the solutions by setting up actual practice sets whereby the opponent is allowed to apply gamesmanship and your child has to rehearse their response sequence. Many parents and players are unaware that counter gamesmanship tactics are a learned behavior.

 

Q: My son wants harmony on the court, so he […]

DEUCE half FH slice return CC

8:25 am
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basket drills

DEUCE half FH slice return CC

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Reaction

– Coach stands on the service line
– Coach serves wide from deuce side
– Player hits forehand slice return cross court

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH approach II + FH volley DL

8:25 am
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basket drills

FH approach II + FH volley DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Transition

– Coach feeds an easy ball to the ad side
– Player hits forehand inside in and moves forward
– Coach plays it back to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand volley down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

2 FH CC 1 FH II rally

Tennis Live ball drills

2 FH CC 1 FH II rally

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Live ball

– Coach stands on the baseline
– Player rallies with coach
– Coach hits two balls to deuce side and one ball to ad side
– Player hits two forehands cross court and one forehand inside in
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

AD half FH return CC move in

8:35 am
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basket drills

AD half FH return CC move in

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Reaction, Short backswing

– Coach stands on the service line
– Coach serves to the T from ad side
– Player hits forehands return cross court from the baseline
– After successful return, player moves between baseline and service line and hits another return
– After successful return, player moves on the service line and hits another return
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH drop shot DL and BH VL DL

8:34 am
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basket drills

FH drop shot DL and BH VL DL

 

 

Objectives: Drop shot, Placement, Volley, Control

– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand drop shot down the line
– Player moves to the net to cover possible opponent’s shots
– Coach feeds the ball to the backhand side
– Player hits deep backhand volley down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Curing performance anxiety

8:23 am
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tennis instruction

CURING PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

Overcoming performance anxiety is a very common developmental issue. Many parents report that their athlete’s extreme competitive anxieties are masked with pre-match physical illnesses, fake injuries and/or preset excuses before each important match. Yet their player avoids any talk of solutions to remedy their anxiety issues.
Sadly, avoidance only magnifies their anxiety and keeps competition scary and uncomfortable. This growing fear fuels the player’s lingering self-doubt. Fear of confrontation […]

BH lob CC after smash

Tennis Live ball drills

BH lob CC after smash

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control

– Player stands on the baseline
– Coach stands at the net
– Player feeds easy high ball
– Coach hits overhead to the ad side
– Player hits backhand topspin lob cross court
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Right leg in and out on the ladder with ball

5:06 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Right leg in and out on the ladder with ball

 

 

Objectives: Coordination, Agility, Ball perception, Balance

– Player jumps on the right leg
– Player jumps inside the ladder, outside the ladder and to the side
– Coach throws the ball to the player when she jumps inside the ladder
– Player has to jump and catch and the same time and throw the ball back to the coach
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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