Tennis Drills for Kids - Mini Tennis

Throw low rally – Intermediate

5:22 am
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Throw low rally

 

 

Objectives: Throwing and catching, Control, Coordination, Agility, Ball perception

Kids rally with each other. Kids have to throw the ball over the net and below the bars. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the height of the ball which is really important skill while playing tennis. This exercise can be cooperative (kids rally together) or competitive (kids try to win the point).

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand outside the court – Intermediate

9:02 am
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Forehand outside the court

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Control, Placement

Coach throws the ball outside the court to the forehand side. Player runs to the ball and hits the ball. The goal of this exercise is to learn how to execute forehand stroke while being outside the sideline. This ability is especially important at later stages of development when players know how to hit angle shots.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Catch the ball between the racquets and hit – Intermediate

7:41 am
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Catch the ball between the racquets and hit

 

 

Objectives: Control, Touch, Placement

Coach and player rally together. Coach and player use 2 racquets. Each player has to catch the ball between the racquets before the hit. This skill helps kids to properly position to the ball (receiving skills) as also better prepare own strokes (sending skills).
Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand outside the court – Intermediate

8:25 am
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Backhand outside the court

 

 

Objectives: Balance, Control, Placement

Coach throws the ball outside the court to the backhand side. Player runs to the ball and hits the ball. The goal of this exercise is to learn how to execute backhand stroke while being outside the sideline. This ability is especially important at later stages of development when players know how to hit angle shots.

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

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

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

Serve DEUCE bounce over the bar – Advanced

12:09 am
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Serve DEUCE bounce over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Trajectory

Child serves from the DEUCE side and tries to make it over the bar after the bounce. By performing this drill child works on trajectory and learns how to apply topspin to the ball. Both these skills are necessary to play consistent serves at any level and to build the base for more powerful shots in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD bounce over the bar – Advanced

12:02 am
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Serve AD bounce over the bar – Advanced

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Trajectory

Child serves from the AD side and tries to make it over the bar after the bounce. By performing this drill child works on trajectory and learns how to apply topspin to the ball. Both these skills are necessary to play consistent serves at any level and to build the base for more powerful shots in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand under the bar DL – Intermediate

12:16 am
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Backhand under the bar DL – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Height over the net, Ball perception, Control, Backhand, Spin

Target is set on the coach’s side. Coach feeds balls to the backhand side. Child tries to hit backhand in a way to make the ball fly over the net and under the bar. By performing this drill child learns how to control spin and height of the ball. This skill will help him in the future to build successful tactical patterns.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

8:29 am
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Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Control, Coordination

Ladder is placed in front of the kid. Kid bounces the ball down. Kid tries to place the ball in each ladder box. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball with the racquet so acquiring this skill will help while learning tennis strokes in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand CC wobble target – Intermediate

12:43 am
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Forehand CC wobble target

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Placement, Consistency, Control

Coach throws the ball to the backhand side. Child hits backhand and tries to make the wobble target in the air. By performing this drill child learns how to control the pace and depth of the ball. These skills will help in the future while performing rally drills.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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