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Backhand 1 hit 1 throw – Intermediate

5:48 am
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Backhand 1 hit 1 throw

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Catch and throw, Consistency

Coach rallies with a child. Coach throws the balls to the ad side. Child alternates hitting backhands and throwing the ball back to the coach. By performing this drill child works on sending and receiving skills that are important in all tennis strokes.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Jumps over the hurdles sideways right

5:48 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Jumps over the hurdles sideways right

 

 

Objectives: Legs, Explosiveness, Strength

– Player stands sideways to the hurdles (right side)
– Player jumps over the hurdles sideways using right leg
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

My real value

5:48 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

My real value

 

 

 

All sports include psychological factors that can decide about the final score of the game. Nowadays, the importance of the mental preparation is more crucial than it was 15 years ago. On the top level, it is said that tennis is 90% mental and we can agree or not but there is a lot of truth in that. World-class players pay a lot of money for individual psychologists to help them get an edge over opponents by controlling their minds successfully. Knowing that […]

FH CC counter drop shot

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FH CC counter drop shot

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Speed

– Coach stands close to the net (ad side)
– Player stands on the baseline
– Coach feeds a drop shot to the deuce side
– Player runs and hits forehand counter drop shot cross court
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Gulbis’ return to the middle

5:48 am
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Professional tennis players

Gulbis’ return to the middle

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is analyzing Ernests Gulbis’ returning skills.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Balance touch cones

5:47 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Balance touch cones

 

 

Objectives: Balance

– Player stands on the balance platforms
– Cones are set around the player
– Player touches each cone separately
– Player tries to stay on the balance platforms all the time
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand 1 cross-court control 1 down the line – Intermediate

5:46 am
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Backhand 1 cross-court control 1 down the line

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Placement, Consistency

Coach feeds balls to the backhand side. Child alternates hitting backhand cross-court to the coach and backhand down the line to the open space. By performing this drill child improves placement, consistency, control, and change of directions. These aspects are important to play successfully in tennis.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH half VL control direction

4:32 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH half VL control direction

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Player stands at the net
– Coach throws the ball to the forehand side
– Player hits forehand half volley to the coach
– Coach switches position after each throw
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Jumps over the hurdles forward

4:32 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Jumps over the hurdles forward

 

 

Objectives: Legs, Explosiveness, Strength

– Player faces the hurdles
– Player jumps over the hurdles forward using both legs
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand in the air

4:31 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Forehand in the air

 

 

 

Tennis is a sport consisted of various possible shots to execute. Every player has a freedom to learn as many strokes as possible and use them anytime to put more pressure on the opponent and to win the point. Looking for the best shot in a particular situation, player has to take tactic into consideration and decide from the strategic point of view, which solution will be the most effective. Modern tennis is based mostly on offensive weapons, which provide opportunities to dominate […]

BH recovery cone

Tennis Hand Feed Drills

BH recovery cone

 

 

Objectives: Recovery

– Cones are set on the baseline (ad side = yellow, deuce side = red)
– Coach tosses the ball to the backhand side
– Player runs and hits backhand stroke
– After backhand cross court, player recovers to the yellow cone
– After backhand down the line, player recovers to the red cone
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Look at mistakes

4:51 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Look at mistakes

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek talks about good and bad mistakes and how to effectively approach different tennis errors as a coach.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

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