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Balance stand on balls

6:08 am
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Tennis fitness

Balance stand on balls

 

 

Objectives: Balance

– Balls are placed in front of the player
– Player stands on balls
– Player tries to keep balance without touching the ground
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH clock

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH clock

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Footwork, Endurance

– Player stands on the baseline
– Coach throws 5 balls in 5 different directions (forward, side forward, side, side backward, backward)
– Player hits every ball with forehand and recovers to the middle
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead 1 air 1 bounce to deuce

6:07 am
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basket drills

Overhead 1 air 1 bounce to deuce

 

 

Objectives: Overhead, Placement

– Player stands on the service line
– Cones are set in the deuce corner
– Coach feeds lobs
– Player alternates overheads in the air and after the bounce to the deuce corner
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

“It is my fault” mindset

6:05 am
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tennis instruction

 

“It is my fault” mindset

 

 
           
Human beings tend to complain about many situations. Junior tennis players? They love it. Young people are impatient and they have a false mindset that everything in life should be comfortable. They show this approach at school (underperforming is a teacher’s fault) as also in sport (lack of new tennis balls responsible for poor results on the tournament). Many of these situations look funny from the adults’ perspective but if not addressed properly at the young age, it can be a limiting factor […]

AD half BH slice return CC

5:31 am
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basket drills

AD half BH slice return CC

 

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Reaction, Short backswing

– Coach stands on the service line
– Coach serves wide from ad side
– Player hits backhand slice return cross court
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand target hoop – Advanced

5:30 am
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Forehand target hoop

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Control, Placement

Coach throws the balls to the forehand side. Child hits forehand and tries to make the ball inside the hoop. By performing this drill child improves precision of the forehand stroke.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Sit up with medicine ball

5:29 am
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tennis medicine ball drills

Sit up with medicine ball

 

 

Objectives: Core, Strength

– Player lays down on the ground
– Coach throws the medicine ball to the player
– Player catches the ball, performs a sit up and throws the ball back
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Professional preparation before the tournament’s match

12:38 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Professional preparation before the tournament’s match

 

 

 

There are many reasons why tennis players take part in competitions. Some of the players want to check their skills in a real environment when pressure goes up so tournament is a great opportunity to do that. Others want to add some trophies to their shelves so the main reason for competing is a willingness to win. Balance between both of these factors is the best option to develop as a tennis player but we can’t forget about one […]

BH DL mix feeds

basket drills

BH DL mix feeds

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Rhythm

– Coach feeds balls to the ad side
– Coach uses different feeding techniques (slice, topspin, regular, after the bounce)
– Player hits deep backhand down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Lob as a smart solution

5:40 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Lob as a smart solution

 

 

 

Tennis is a sport where execution, not placement decides about who wins the point. This freedom allows using any stroke to hit the ball. It doesn’t matter if most of the players use it or maybe you are the only “freak” to come up with a given action, you should stick to successful responses. In players’ minds, there is a conviction that some of the strokes are reserved for “professionals” while others are used by “cowards”. Lob is definitely one of […]

FH BH VL no ad long

5:40 am
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basket drills

FH BH VL no ad long

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Cones are set in the ad deep area
– Coach feeds balls randomly
– Player hits forehand and backhand volleys wherever he/she wants
– Player can’t play into marked area (ad deep area)
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve Deuce wide away

12:30 am
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basket drills

Serve Deuce wide away

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Direction

– Player serves from Deuce side
– Coach stands on the baseline with racquet stretched to the right side
– Player tries to serve wide away from the coach’s racquet
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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