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Backhand slide with control

12:36 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Backhand slide with control

 

 

Objectives: Sliding, Balance

– 3 cones are set on the ad side
– Each cone has a ball on top
– Player runs to the cone, slides and hits the ball with hand without touching the cone
– Player recovers to the middle of the court using shuffle step
– The goal is to learn how to slide to the backhand side using open stance

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Eliminate cones – Intermediate

10:27 am
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Eliminate cones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

Cones are set on the coach’s side. Coach alternates feeding to the deuce and ad side. Kids hit the ball. If the ball is inside the court kid can take one cone out. The goal is to take all the cones out.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Neutral ball to the middle rally

Tennis Live ball drills

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

Greek breakfast

12:50 am
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Greek breakfast

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Graham rolls 120g

Feta cheese 50g

Tomatoes 100g

Onion 30g

 

 

 

 

Recipe:

Put feta cheese on rolls. Add tomatoes and onion.

 

 

 

Nutrition facts:

Calories 452

Carbohydrate 78g

Protein 19g

Fat 9g

 

 

When to use it:

Looking for some new taste? This sandwich is great for breakfast or as a meal between main courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Role model

4:27 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Role model

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is explaining why being a role model should be a priority for all coaches.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Side to side on the ladder with ball

4:22 am
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Tennis footwork drills

Side to side on the ladder with ball

 

 

Objectives: Coordination, Agility, Ball perception

– Player stands inside the ladder
– Coach throws the ball to the left/right side
– Player moves to the ball using only side steps
– Player catches the ball and throws it back to the coach
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH approach IO + FH volley CC

4:19 am
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basket drills

FH approach IO + FH volley CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Transition

– Coach feeds an easy ball to the ad side
– Player hits forehand inside out and moves forward
– Coach plays it back to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand volley cross-court
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Experiences from 2 tournaments in Mexico

6:54 pm
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Experiences from 2 tournaments in Mexico

 
It is time for some hot climate. Mexico City and Merida. 2 really high-grade ITF tournaments for the best players in the world. As a tennis coach from Europe going to so unique places like Mexico always make me want to learn as much possible. And this time was no different. I took a lot of great coaching lessons from there.
 
Mexico is really far from Poland where I live. I had to take 2 flights to get there and the second one was […]

Faster development

4:24 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Faster development

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is giving tips about faster development.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand volley control and Backhand volley cross-court – Intermediate

4:06 am
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Forehand volley control and Backhand volley cross-court

 

 

Objectives: Volley, Control, Placement

Coach throws balls to the forehand and backhand side. Child hits forehand volley back to the coach and backhand volley cross-court into the cones. By performing this drill child improves control, consistency, and placement. These skills are important to let the kid control the pace and direction of the ball.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Experience at IMG Academy

10:55 am
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Experience at IMG Academy

 
Recently I was visiting IMG Academy during ITF tournament „Eddie Herr”. This tournament is a celebration of tennis where players compete under 12, under 14, under 16, and under 18 years old. Additionally there are many professional players who are there at the same time and they prepare for the next season on tour. Is there a better chance to watch other coaches and players and get invaluable experience?
 
It was my first time at IMG Academy so I was trying to get as much as possible […]

Serve to AD hoop target – Advanced

3:01 am
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Serve to AD hoop target

 

 

Objectives: Serve, Control, Placement

Hoop target is set on the AD side. Player executes regular serve and tries to hit the ball inside the hoop. By having a target kids are more motivated to practice serves. Serve is the most important stroke in tennis so it is crucial to make players interested in training this skill.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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