Tennis Drills for Kids - Mini Tennis

Forehand over the bar – Intermediate

8:10 am
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Forehand over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Topspin

Coach throws the balls to the forehand side. Child hits forehand and tries to make the ball over the bar and inside the court. By performing this drill child learns how to apply topspin to the forehand. This skill is important to play consistently at any level of performance.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Kids rally with soccer skills – Advanced

12:02 am
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Kids rally with soccer skills

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Coordination, Ball perception, Control, Consistency

Kids rally with each other. Kids have to stop the ball with body part before they hit it over the net using the racquet. The goal of this exercise is to develop motor skills that are necessary to build tennis skills. Additionally adding soccer skills on the tennis court makes this exercise more fun so kids are motivated to do it for a longer time

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand CC rally into the ball and throw – Intermediate

4:56 am
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Backhand CC rally into the ball and throw

 

 

Objectives: Control, Backhand, Placement, Spin, Consistency, Serve

Coach rallies with a kid. Coach and player use only backhand strokes to hit cross court shots. If kid hits the target (ball) she is allowed to take the ball from the basket and throw it with a service motion into the cones. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball and place it in proper area on the court as also to control the ball while throwing. These skills are necessary to successfully rally and serve in […]

Backhand over the bar – Intermediate

12:19 am
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Backhand over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Topspin

Coach throws the balls to the backhand side. Child hits backhand and tries to make the ball over the bar and inside the court. By performing this drill child learns how to apply topspin to the backhand. This skill is important to play consistently at any level of performance.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand Backhand hit and throw rally with coach – Intermediate

9:17 am
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Forehand Backhand hit and throw rally with coach

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch

Coach rallies with a child. Coach throws random balls. Child alternates hitting forehands or 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

Forehand volley CC control and DEUCE – Intermediate

10:55 am
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Forehand volley CC control and DEUCE – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives:Forehand volley, Placement, Consistency, Change of direction

Coach throws the balls to the deuce side. Child alternates hitting forehand volley back to the coach and down the line to the ad corner. By performing this drill child improves placement, consistency, control, and change of directions that are crucial to play successfully in tennis.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Friendly rally with one racquet – Intermediate

11:58 am
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Friendly rally with one racquet – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Cooperation, Coordination, Control

Kids bounce the ball up with each other using only one racquet. After the hit kid has to pass the racquet to the partner to continue the rally. By performing this drill kids learn how to cooperate and that control is more important than power. Ability to send the ball where we want is crucial to play tennis effectively at any level.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand roll the ball – Beginner

12:59 am
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Forehand roll the ball

 

 

Objectives: Point of contact, Position to the ball, Control, Placement

Coach and child roll the ball to each other using forehand motion. By performing this drill child learns how to move the racquet from the forehand side and control the ball. Both these skills will help in the later stages of forehand development.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DEUCE FH return CC – Intermediate

12:17 am
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DEUCE FH return CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Return

Coach serves to the deuce side. Child hits forehand return cross-court. By performing this drill child learns how to return in tennis so it will have a positive impact in later stages of return development.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand mark the zone – Advanced

12:46 pm
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Backhand mark the zone

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control

Court is divided into 4 zones. Coach feeds the balls to the backhand side. Child tries to hit each zone and mark it. By performing this drill child improves control, placement, and pace of the shot. All these aspects are crucial to direct the ball into different areas on the court.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand CC wobble target – Intermediate

9:33 am
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Backhand CC wobble target

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, 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

BH bounce over the bar – Advanced

12:26 am
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BH bounce over the bar – Advanced

 

 

Objectives: Control, Backhand, Placement, Spin

Bar is set on the ad side. Coach feeds the ball to the backhand. Kid tries to hit backhand stroke to make the ball bounce and fly over the bar. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball and apply more spin to make the ball bounce higher.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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